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Biology Honors

The Biology Honors Program allows qualified students to graduate with departmental honors, a distinction noted on the diploma and transcript. The heart of the Biology Honors Program is an intensive Honors Thesis research project carried out for at least two consecutive semesters under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The Honors research experience culminates in a presentation of the results of the research project at the EMU Undergraduate Symposium and in scholarly written form as a peer-reviewed Honors Thesis.

Below are some documents relating to the Biology Honors Program:

  • Click here to access a document summarizing the requirements of the program.
  • Click here to access a useful timeline for planning your Honors Thesis.
  • Click here for information about contracting courses for Honors credit.
  • Students already in the Biology Honors Program are expected to submit an Honors Project Proposal, no later than the second semester of their Junior year. Click here to access a document presenting Honors Project Proposal guidelines. Click here and here for examples of well-done Honors Thesis proposals.
  • Students already in the Biology Honors Program are expected to submit an Honors Thesis during the second semester of the senior year. Click here to access a document presenting Honors Thesis guidelines.
  • Click here for an example of a well-done Honors Thesis.

For more information about the Biology Honors program, please schedule a Biology Honors advising appointment by calling the Biology Department office (734-487-4242). For general questions about the Biology Honors program, you may schedule an appointment with either of the Department Honors advisors. 

  • Dr. Kristi Judd (kjudd2@emich.edu) advises students with honors projects relating to Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. 
  • Dr. Aaron Liepman (aliepman@emich.edu) advises students with honors projects relating to Molecular and Cellular Biology.

 

 

 

The Biology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold