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The Honors Capstone Project
The Honors Capstone is the culminating project that 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 capacity to pursue independent academic endeavors and present your findings.
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.
Previous Capstone projects can be found in the Carolyn A. Barros Reading Room (The CAB) in College Hall #100-A. Additionally, starting with the completed projects from Spring 2022, these and future projects can be accessed through the UTA Libraries Research Commons in UTA Libraries Honors Capstones database.
Study Abroad or Service Learning Abroad
Internship, Co-op, or Practicum
Original Creative Work
- 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.
- Capstone Template
- Capstone Template Tips & Tricks
- Capstone Proposal Form
- Capstone Timeline
- How To Write Your Capstone Proposal — Non-Engineering
- How To Write Your Capstone Proposal — Engineering Group Project
- Capstone Approval form
- Writing Guide: How To Not See Red: Your Writing And You
- Writing Guide: Writing A Literature Review