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The post-baccalaureate Science Illustration Certificate Program at California State University, Monterey Bay prepares students for a broad spectrum of successful freelance careers and staff positions. Our graduates have found jobs in a wide range of organizations, research institutions, museums, aquaria, botanical and gardens including:

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • California Science Center
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI)
  • National Geographic magazine
  • Scientific American magazine
  • National Audubon Society
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
I’m actually still amazed by how much I learned over the span of ~10 months, and that I was able to become proficient enough to progress quickly from a student to freelancing professionally. This program opened doors for me in all sorts of unexpected places and embracing science illustration was one of the best choices I have ever made.

~Sarah Chen, Class of 2011

Upcoming Events

Illustrating Nature Virtual Art Exhibit

June 5, 2020 5:00pm7:00pm

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The virtual exhibit, "Illustrating Nature" features over 100 pieces of artwork created by the current cohort of students in the Science Illustration Graduate Certificate Program. View virtual art exhibit at

Illustrating Nature Virtual Art Exhibit

Science Illustration

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