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 29 through July 17, 2015

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

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 – June 29 through July 10, 2015

Aquatic Insects – BIO 511Z
(3 credits)
The natural history and systematics of freshwater insects.
  • Prerequisites: BIO 218 or graduate standing or instructor permission

Summer Session 2 – July 27 through July 31, 2015

Vascular Aquatic Plants – BIO 597Z1
(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

Summer Session 2 - July 27 through August 14, 2015

Advanced Freshwater Biology - BIO 597z2
(3 credits)
Advanced coverage of the ecology of freshwater systems with an emphasis on the natural history, identification, and collection of freshwater organisms.
  • Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission from instructor.


Registration for CMUBS courses through CentralLink begins February 23, 2015​. Once you are registered, you will be sent housing information.

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