The University Honors Capstone is an opportunity for students and faculty mentors to work together to advance a student’s learning through personalized and unique approaches to their studies. The capstone is a significant research or artistry project required for graduation with Full University Honors and optional for Associate University Honors.
Attend Information Session
The first step in the process is to attend a capstone information session during the second semester of your junior year. Or, schedule a meeting with an honors advisor.
Find Faculty Mentor
The semester before you enroll, you'll begin the process of looking for a qualified faculty member to supervise your project. This could be a professor you know from a class in your major, minor or from an extracurricular activity.
Your proposal must receive approval from your faculty mentor, department chair and the Honors Program. You'll receive an email indicating if your proposal was accepted. If it was denied, you'll have the opportunity to resubmit.
You can attend a variety of events throughout the process. For example, the Capstone Reception is an opportunity for you and your mentor to share information and ask questions of honors staff. We also offer a variety of workshops.
My capstone was by far the most rewarding and difficult thing I have ever done. I would never have composed a piece like I did without being in the Honors Program. I will be able to put that on my resume and use it for the rest of my career.