Biology: Parts of the Proposal

The content of your Biology thesis proposal depends on your specific research problem and methods.

  • It’s highly recommended that you review examples of past thesis proposals before beginning: Biology: Proposal Examples
  • Please format your proposal as seen in the sample thesis proposals

All Biology proposals should include the following:

  • Title page, indicating the field of concentration
  • Submission date
  • Your name and contact information

Also, include these eight sections (using Roman numerals):

  1. Tentative Title
  2. Research Problem (Abstract)
  3. Definition of Terms
  4. Background of the Problem
  5. Research Method(s)
  6. Research Limitations
  7. Tentative Schedule
  8. Working Bibliography