Professional Option

About the Professional Option

This option offers students the opportunity to develop an academic project based on a paid or unpaid off-campus faculty-mentored internship, co-op, or practicum related to their academic major. Students seek to adapt what they have learned in on-campus coursework to the workplace, and in so doing develop a better sense of both the real-world significance of their academic training and their own development and skills as professionals. The written and oral products of this option are expected to meet the scholarly standards of their discipline and of the Honors College.

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 course instructors who are full-time, tenured/tenure track faculty members or lecturers in the student's academic major for the Honors Capstone Project. In order to ensure rigor and maintain consistency, graduate students and part-time, adjunct faculty members should not supervise a Capstone Project. Any exceptions to this policy must be reviewed and approved by the Honors College.

Eligible departments that accept the Professional Option

The departments listed below accept the Professional option as a Capstone project option. If you have questions about the Professional option, speak with your departmental advisor or one of the Honors advisors.

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • School of Social Work
  • Honors College - Interdisciplinary Studies