Capstone Project

The Honors Capstone completes your Honors degree. The project is a prized academic milestone, signifying a great amount of research and organization of thought. While the project will serve as a remarkable personal achievement, it will also provide evidence—to graduate school admissions committees, scholarship review boards, and prospective employers—that you have the intellectual maturity to pursue independent academic endeavors.

Important Notice

In an effort to provide students with an exceptional academic experience, the Honors College seeks to designate courses for Honors credit taught by some of the most rigorous faculty in the university. Students are strongly encouraged to approach full-time instructors in their academic major as mentors for the Honors Capstone. In order to ensure rigor and maintain consistency, graduate students and part-time, adjunct faculty members should not supervise an Honors Capstone project.

Each College/School determines which option(s) their students may select to fulfill the Honors Capstone requirement. Note: All students will produce a deliverable and showcase their Capstone project at the Honors Research Symposium (HRS) with a poster presentation.

Capstone Options

Research

Traditional Thesis
International

Study Abroad or Service Learning Abroad
Professional

Internship, Co-op, or Practicum
Creative

Original Creative Work
College-Specific Capstone


 
  • Research Option
    This option offers students the opportunity to complete sustained original research or creative activity in their major field.
  • International Option
    Students work with their major adviser to identify appropriate courses that can be applied to their degree and normally spend one or two semesters abroad (fall and/or spring only for Capstone projects). These students also work with a UTA faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive written research project that focuses on a disciplinary problem and documents how the study abroad or service abroad experience helped them in addressing and/or understanding the problem.
  • Professional Option
    Students work with a faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive written research project that focuses on a disciplinary problem and documents how the internship, co-op, or practicum helped them in addressing and/or understanding the problem.
  • Creative Option
    Students work with a faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive creative project that focuses on a disciplinary problem and/or addresses a need within a particular discipline.
  • College-Specific Option
    Students work with a faculty mentor to develop a substantive project specific to the major College. Note: this option is only available to students in the College of Engineering.

Dates and Deadlines

A list of dates and deadlines for Fall 2022 is available here.

Resources and Forms

All Senior Project options use the same Proposal Form.