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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 track(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) in either an oral and/or 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 senior projects). These students also work with a UTA faculty mentor to produce a detailed, substantive written 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 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 Business and the College of Engineering.

College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs
Eligible tracks: Research, International, or Creative project

College of Busines Administration
Eligible tracks: College-specific professional business portfolio project

College of Education
Eligible tracks: Research, Professional, or Creative project

College of Engineering
Eligible tracks: Research, International, Professional, Creative, or College-specific enhanced group project

College of Liberal Arts
Eligible tracks: Research, International, Professional, or Creative project

College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Eligible tracks: Research, International, or Professional project

College of Science
Eligible track for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology: Research
Eligible tracks for Geology and Mathematics: Research or International project

School of Social Work
Eligible tracks: Research, International, or Professional project

Honors College Interdisciplinary Studies
Eligible tracks: Research, International, Professional, or Creative project

Dates and Deadlines

A list of dates and deadlines for Spring 2020 is available here.

Resources and Forms

All Senior Project options use the same Proposal Form.