One of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the nation, the Science Illustration Certificate at CSUMB prepares students who are sought after by renowned institutions and publications around the world.

Graduates’ work can be found at museums and science centers such as the Smithsonian Institution, New York’s American Museum of Natural History, California Science Center and the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History; in top science magazines such as National Geographic, Scientific American, American Scientist, Nature, Natural History and Audubon; at zoos, aquaria, and botanical gardens such as the National Zoo, Washington, D.C., the Monterey Bay Aquarium; Kew Botanical Gardens, U.K.; as well as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and hundreds of equally respected organizations.


Science Illustration Certificate Program graduate Andrew McAfee (Class of 2015) illustrated the recently discovered dinosaur, Mansourasaurus. McAfee's illustration has been featured in global media including National Geographic, History, the Washington Post, and

While in the Science Illustration program, Andrew interned at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was subsequently hired as the museum's staff illustrator.

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Mansourasaurus Illustration

Illustration of recently discovered dinosaur by Science Illustration alumnus Andrew McAfee

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