As an honors student, you will apply the finishing touch to your last year of undergraduate work with a special "capstone" course - an individualized project, thesis or study undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member of your choice.
Examples of Recent University Honors Capstones:
College of Business:
The Feasibility of a Student Employed Not-for-Profit Consulting Business Run out of the NIU College of Business
College of Education:
The Price of Silence: Safety and Societal Problems Caused by the Lack of Discussion about LGBT Issues in Schools
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology:
Design and Material Selection for a CO2-Powered Portable Beverage Cooler
College of Health and Human Sciences:
Equine Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Traditional Therapies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
How to Save the World: A Memoir of Volunteerism in Guatemala
The Degradation of Rubisco during Senescence of Common Crop Plants
College of Visual and Performing Arts:
Kaleidoscope Heart: An Exercise in Perception through Optics
NOTE: Students completing the capstone are required to make an appointment with the assistant director for advising and to obtain the capstone approval (signature) page that must accompany the capstone application.