What is

Capstone Course

Capstone course refers to a final assignment for students to apply their knowledge gathered through the semester to a particular project. Projects differ from discipline to discipline, where humanities majors may have to write a long form paper and engineering students may have to present a strategy for a new structure or building.

Capstone course is a term that is synonymous with ‘culmination project’ or ‘senior thesis.’ Most capstone courses have multiple components, including oral and written deliverables. Students may work on their project for the duration of the semester.