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:
- Requirements of the program [PDF]
- Timeline for planning your honors thesis [PDF]
- Contracting courses for honors credit [PDF]
- Honors project proposal guidelines [PDF] (Students in the Biology Honors program are expected to submit an honors project proposal, no later than the second semester of their junior year.)
- Honors thesis proposal example 1 [PDF]
- Honors thesis proposal example 2 [PDF]
- Honors thesis guidelines [PDF] (Students in the Biology Honors program are expected to submit an honors thesis during the second semester of the senior year.)
- Honors thesis example [PDF]
For more information about the Biology Honors program, please schedule an advising appointment by calling 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 advises students with honors projects relating to ecology, evolution and organismal biology - click here to schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Judd
- Dr. Aaron Liepman advises students with honors projects relating to molecular and cellular biology - click here to schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Liepman