The Honors Capstone Pathway
Throughout your progression in Honors, you define your own pathway through your major and Honors. Individually tailored, these pathways guide your scholarship while helping define your long-term goals. You will typically choose your pathway in your sophomore year (in HON 202) and define your capstone, choose your mentor, and write your capstone proposal during their junior year (in HON 303). Unlike most honors colleges, you may use a variety of options to complete your Honors capstone, including, independent study, internships, undergraduate research, or a more traditional thesis.
Our curriculum ensures you will gain the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for success—personally, academically, and professionally.
Which pathway will help you achieve your goals?
- Do you want to go to medical school? Follow the Health/Medical Pathway.
- Interested in starting a business? The Entrepreneurial Pathway is the right direction.
- Want to solve real-world problems? The Interdisciplinary Team-Based Pathway may be right for you.
- Thinking of attending a top-tier graduate school? Check out the Knowledge/Discovery Pathway.
- Dreaming of a career in the arts? The Creative Pathway will lead you on the right path.
The Honors Capstone Pathway (8 units) includes the following:
- HON 202 – Engaging in Honors Scholarship: Explore research and careers, apply for scholarships, plan study abroad, and choose an Honors Capstone Pathway (1 unit)
- HON 303 – Honors Advanced Scholarship: Select a mentor and define and write a proposal for your capstone (1 unit)
- Honors Capstone Experience: Conduct research, create art, conduct an internship or other individually tailored options that will help you achieve your career goals (6 units)
Your capstone will account for 8 of the 21 Honors credits required for graduation.