This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

The minor in scientific illustration is open only to students majoring in biology or environmental sciences. Students must apply and acceptance is based on a portfolio and application review.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor is expected for continuance in the program.

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits in COAR courses to include the following:

CourseTitleHours
COAR 201Drawing Studies: The Figure Observed3
COAR 202Drawing Studies: The Figure in Context3
COAR 203Digital 3D Studio3
COAR 325Botanical Drawing3
COAR 332Digital Drawing3
COAR 341Scientific Illustration3
COAR 4323D Image and Movement3
Total Hours21