Graduate Students
Graduate Students

When you embark on your graduate career at the CMU Biological Station, you can plan on one-on-one faculty interaction.

  • Graduate level field-based coursework
  • Small class size and interaction with faculty
  • Classes take place in the state-of-the-art James C. Gillingham Academic Center
  • Graduate research opportunities available
  • Scholarships are available for graduate courses and research

Courses for Graduate Students

All courses are tentative until finalized by the Registrar.

Summer Session 2 – June 30 through July 11, 2014

Animal Behavior – BIO 518Z
(3 credits)
Behavior in invertebrate and vertebrate organisms related to genetics, morphology and the ecology of animal populations on Beaver Island.
Prerequisites: BIO 218 or graduate standing

Entomology – BIO 305Z
(3 credits)
Structure, function and control of insects. Identification to the family level. Insect collection required.

Summer Session 2 – June 30 through July 18, 2014

Biostatistics – BIO 500Z
(3 credits)
Basic concepts in statistical analysis of experimental data that is typical in biological research. Statistical computer program use included. Collection and analysis of data from the Beaver Island ecosystem expected.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 12 hours of biology
Recommended: MTH 130

Summer Session 2 – July 14 through July 25, 2014

Freshwater Algae – BIO 523Z
(3 credits)
This course will examine the taxonomy and ecology of freshwater algae in the Great Lakes region.

Recommended: BIO 110, CHM 132, BIO 340 or consent of the instructor

Summer Session 2 – July 21 through July 25, 2014 (at CMUBS)

Ecology and Taxonomy of Great Lakes Mollusks – BIO 597Z2
(2 credits)
This course will examine the taxonomy and ecology of freshwater mollusks in the Great Lakes region. It will take an ecosystem-level approach towards describing the mollusk diversity characteristic of numerous habitats in and around the rivers and streams of the lower peninsula of Michigan (week 1) and in the lakes and wetlands of the Beaver Island archipelago (week 2).
Recommended: BIO 208 (General Zoology), BIO 340 (Ecology) or consent of the instructor

Summer Session 2 – July 28 through August 1, 2014

Vascular Aquatic Plants – BIO 597Z3
(1 credit)
Survey of the hydrophytic (aquatic) summer ferns and flowering plants of northern Michigan with particular reference to the local flora.
Prerequisite: BIO 203


Registration for CMUBS courses through CentralLink begins March 3, 2014. Once you are registered, you will be sent housing information.

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