Students should review the Capstone section in the program description for their major before selecting Capstone courses and, as with all areas of the Core, should consult with college or program advisors before enrolling in Capstone courses.
Capstone courses are intended to be intensive experiences in critical analysis, designed to broaden our perspectives beyond their culture or discipline, and provide an opportunity for integration of previous courses in the major and in the Core Curriculum.
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Official, catalog statement on the capstone requirement:
Students should review the Capstone section in the program description for their major before selecting Capstone courses. Students should consult with college or program advisors before enrolling in Core courses.
Students should take the last two courses in the University Core Curriculum during their senior year. The pair of required capstone courses build upon the core curriculum and courses in the student's major. The courses deal with ethical and substantive issues, problems and themes that affect the world community; they offer an analysis of different cultures and traditions, or issues relating to science and society. It is recommended that students complete all other Core Curriculum requirements, including the Core Humanities sequence, prior to enrolling in capstone courses. Students who have not successfully completed ENG 102 and CH 201 may not enroll in Capstone courses.
At least one capstone course must be taken outside the department of the student's major. (Students in ABET-accredited engineering programs may take both capstone courses in the major.) Capstone courses are identified each semester in the class schedule. Students with questions about the appropriateness of a particular capstone course should see their advisor.
NOTE: Students who have satisfied ALL requirements to graduate with a dual major have satisfied the Capstone requirement for both majors if they have satisfied the Capstone requirement for one of the majors. If the student retreats to the pursuit of a single major, then the original Capstone policy applies and at least one Capstone course must be taken outside the major department.