Honors Capstone

Brooke Doss talks to visitorsThe culminating achievement of all Honors Scholars at KSU is the completion of an Honors Capstone. Depending on the Honors student's interests and goals, the Capstone might take the form of a research, service, or creative project. The Honors Capstone allows Honors students to explore in depth a topic or question related to specific interests in their chosen disciplines. 

At least a semester before graduation, Honors students take HON 4497 in which they develop capstone proposals with the support of a faculty supervisor in their discipline, an Honors supervisor, and the designated faculty departmental liaison in their majors.

Honors students continue and complete the Capstone Project as they take HON 4499 in the senior year.

The Honors Capstone often becomes the distinguishing factor that sets KSU Honors students apart in job interviews and applications for graduate school.  

Honors Capstone Proposal Format
Honors Capstone Rubric
HON 4497 Syllabus for Spring 2019
HON 4499 Syllabus for Spring 2019

  • The Honors College annually recognizes the top capstone thesis or applied project from each campus with an award at the Honors College Recognition Luncheon each spring.  We share award-winning capstones here as examples of outstanding work.  

  • The following list is provided to help students in the early stages of capstone development to brainstorm for appropriate topics. Select your major here.
  • More information will be added here as we collect it.