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Certificate in Biomedical Art (code ART_CT01)

This is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Art and Biological Sciences Departments. Special permission is not required for a student to pursue the Certificate in Biomedical Art, however it is only available to students who are presently enrolled in a degree program in the biological sciences or in art at CSULB.

Please contact Robin Richesson,, for the Certificate Program Planner. The student may apply for certification upon completion of the following:


  • 1. A major in art or biological sciences;
  • 2. A 2.75 overall GPA and 3.25 in the major:
  • Take all the following courses (38 units):
    • ART 149 Foundation Computer Art (3)
    • ART 181 Foundation Drawing (3)
    • ART 184 Foundation Life Drawing (3)
    • ART 271 Introduction to Rendering (3)
    • ART 372 Anatomy for Artists (3)
    • ART 374A Biomedical Rendering (3)
    • ART 374B Biomedical Rendering (3)
    • ART 426 Computer Animation 1 (3)
    • ART 476 Experimental Animation 1 (3)
    • ART 499F Special Studies in Illustration (3)
    • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • (BIOL 200 waived for Biology majors)

Questions may be addressed to: Robin Richesson, Department of Art, (562) 985-9068 or Kelly Young, Department of Biological Sciences, (562) 985-4859.

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