Capstone

AU’s Capstone requirement is a 3-credit course designed to be offered in the major. The purpose of a Capstone course is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained through coursework in the Core, coursework in the major, and other experiences at AU. 

Completing the Capstone Requirement

  •  Students satisfy the Capstone requirement by completing an appropriately designated, in-residence course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • A Capstone course may concurrently satisfy other appropriately designated AU Core, major, minor, or certificate requirements.

Capstone

  1. Application 

Build on prior knowledge, skills, or dispositions in a new context. 

  1. Synthesis 

Identify and execute a significant project that addresses a substantive disciplinary or professional concern.  

  1. Reflection 

Articulate the knowledge, skills, or dispositions gained during the student’s undergraduate education or used in the project.