Overview of the Capstone
Every student who graduates from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College completes a Capstone. A Capstone is a research, creative, pre-professional, or community-transforming project that is carried out over multiple semesters. During the Capstone experience, every student works independently or in a group to research, create, design, or work in their community. For most students, the Capstone is the experience that most directly prepares them for life after college. Whether they start their career, go to graduate school or medical school, or anything else, working on the Capstone gives students the experience, knowledge, skills, and confidence that prepares them for whatever comes next.
Most students do a Capstone in their major so that they are prepared for the work to be done during the Capstone and so that the work on their Capstone can help meet the requirements of their major. The Honors Capstone usually requires more of a student than a capstone, senior seminar, or senior design project required by a major. If a student has more than one major, they only have to do one Capstone. Contact the Associate Dean for Capstone if you want to pursue a Capstone outside your major.
Below you will find:
How to Find a Capstone Topic
Three Tracks to Complete a Capstone
The Capstone Step by Step