As an undergraduate student studying at CMUBS, you will be immersed in specialized programs and accelerated classes while gaining hands-on experience in biology.
- State-of-the-art James C. Gillingham Academic Center and research facilities
- Small class size and close interaction with faculty
- Utilize field techniques to reinforce biological concepts
scholarship opportunities are available
Courses for Undergraduate Students
All courses are tentative until finalized by the Registrar.
Please note: You can only take one course at a time if courses have overlapping dates.
Summer Session 1 – May 18 through June 5, 2015
General Botany – BIO 203Z
Study the structure, function, physiology, evolution, diversity, and ecology of plants.
General Zoology – BIO 218Z
A general survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on phylogeny, taxonomy, structure, physiology, and ecology of the major phyla.
Ecology – BIO 340Z
Study of the relationships between organisms and their environment.
- Prerequisite: BIO 110
- Recommended: BIO 203 or BIO 218
Summer Session 1 – June 15 through June 25, 2015
Quantitative Analysis – CHM 211/211Z
Analysis and interpretation of quantitative chemical information from volumetric, electrochemical, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques.
Students have the option of attending lecture on-campus from May 18-June 12 OR online from May 4-June 12. Both sections will then meet for a field experience at CMUBS on Beaver Island from June 15-June 25.
- Prerequisite: CHM 132 or CHM 161
- Recommended: MTH 107
Summer Session 2 - June 29 through July 17, 2015
Animal Behavior - BIO 518Z
Behavior in invertebrate and vertebrate organisms related to genetics, morphology and the ecology of animal populations on Beaver Island.
Biostatistics – BIO 500Z
- Prerequisites: BIO 218 or graduate standing
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
The natural history and systematics of freshwater insects.
- Prerequisites: BIO 218 or graduate standing or instructor permission
Summer Session 2 – July 13 through July 24, 2015
Field Biology – BIO 100Z
Introduction to the techniques and methods for field studies in biology. Sampling procedure, interpretation and data analysis emphasize basic ecological relationships between organisms and their environments.
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors that meet CMU Admissions requirements will be considered for enrollment in BIO 100Z.
Summer Session 2 – July 27 through July 31, 2015
Vascular Aquatic Plants – BIO 597Z1
Survey of the hydrophytic (aquatic) summer ferns and flowering plants of northern Michigan with particular reference to the local flora.
Summer Session 2 - July 27 through August 14, 2015
Freshwater Biology - BIO 366z
An introduction to the ecology of freshwater systems with an emphasis on the natural history, identification, and collection of freshwater organisms.
Advanced Freshwater Biology - BIO 597z2
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
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