About the Capstone

Capstone Student Handbook

The Capstone Student Handbook is available here in PDF format.

2018-2019 Capstone Student Handbook

Capstone Requirements

The Capstone Project consists of two components: (1) a written portion and (2) a presentation of the research in a public academic, professional, or creative forum.

Capstones in Specific Disciplines/Areas of Study

Discipline-Specific Information

See discipline-specific information for your Capstone.

Useful Resources

Students may explore faculty expertise and find a match for their area of interest by visiting the Undergraduate Research Experience website. Students interested in science projects may also consult UICollaboratory Research Profiles.

Examples of presentation venues include:

Recently Completed Capstone Projects

Each spring, the Honors College Convocation program booklet lists the titles of all graduating students’ capstone projects. Open these program PDFs and do a digital search to find projects that overlap with your areas of interest. These can be an inspiration to students just starting on the capstone journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

Study Abroad and Capstone

There are numerous ways to coordinate a study abroad experience with the Capstone Project. SIT Study Abroad programs are one option. These programs have a set curriculum and are based on the Kolb theory of experiential education, i.e. they require students to integrate what they learn outside of the classroom into their standard academic experience. The Independent Study Project is one way they do this in a credit bearing module. Examples of independent research projects completed by students within these programs can be found on the SIT website. (Projects are listed alphabetically by country).

For more information on the SIT Study Abroad Programs and other study abroad programs, visit the Study Abroad website.


Take the Capstone 101 quiz to see if you’re ready to start thinking about your Capstone Project!