Biological & Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI)

"Being in a Learning Community is something that's helped me grow as a student and make connections with people who have similar goals as me. The BPMI Learning Community has done a phenomenal job to help build a cohort of students who otherwise might not connect with each other during their first year. The group of students in my Learning Community grew to be some of my most understanding friends and favorite study buddies."

Majors Eligible to Join

First-year or transfer majors in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI)

Program Description

Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI) is an interdisciplinary major at ISU. The curriculum spans both the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Design. While the major is administered by LAS, there is a close working relationship with COD administration and faculty. 
The program is small, averaging 40-50 students. BPMI is a “destination major” meaning that many students come to ISU specifically because of the program and BPMI attracts many out of state students. Currently, out of state students comprise about 1/2 of the BPMI student count, including several international students. 

Our Learning Community allows students to meet others in their cohort from day one.

Living Options


Signing up

Sign up will take place during Orientation. Please ask your adviser for details.


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Elizabeth Zimmerman