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Capstone and Thesis Class Options Depending Upon Major Field

Honors students will take part in either a thesis or a capstone course depending upon their major field.  Below is a list of SPSU Major Fields partnered with the field's honors capstone experience.  The Honors Program suggests that all Honors students take their capstone or thesis work their second-to-last semester so that they ensure they have time to complete their work before graduating.

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Honors Capstone or Thesis

Credit

Hours

Honors Requirements for Course*

Architecture

ARCH 5593 Honors Diploma Project Research AND

ARCH 5999T Honors Thesis Design

2

The addition of a second site for analysis--students begin thinking of options in the research class and complete full thesis in the final class.

Construction Management

CM 4900 Honors Capstone Project

5

Honors students should add a five-page introduction to current CM capstone paper.

ARTS & SCIENCES

Honors Capstone or Thesis

Credit

Hours

Honors Requirements for Course*

English & Professional Communication 

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Technical Communication 

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Media Arts

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Mathematics 

MATH 4451 Honors Capstone Mathematics

3

Honors students will write a research paper in conjunction with the work they undertake for the mathematics capstone class.

Biology 

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Chemistry

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Physics

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Psychology

PSYCH 4800 Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Political Science

Not yet determined

 

 

International Studies

STS 4800 Honors Global Technology Seminar

3

Students write an extended paper for this class.

COMPUTING & SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Honors Thesis

Credit

Hours

Honors Requirements for Course*

Computer Science

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Software Engineering

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Computer Game Design & Development

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

Information Technology

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis.

ENGINEERING

Honors Capstone or Thesis

Credit

Hours

Honors Requirements for Course*

Civil Engineering 

CE 4800 Honors Senior Project

3

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Construction Engineering 

CE 4800 Honors Senior Project

3

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Electrical Engineering 

EE 4800 Honors Senior Project

3

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Mechanical Engineering 

ME 4201 Honors Senior Design II

Check

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Mechatronics Engineering

MTRE 4400 Honors Mechatronics System Designp>

4

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Systems Engineering

SYE 4800 Honors System Design Project

3

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

Honors Capstone or Thesis

Credit

Hours

Honors Requirements for Course*

Apparel & Textiles:
Fashion Design & Product Management

ATT 4840 Honors Textile/Apparel Business Project

0-3

Check

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Civil Engineering Technology

CET 4120 Honors Senior Project (used to be CET 4480)

0,3,4

Check

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Computer Engineering Technology

Honors ECET Capstone OR

Honors ECET Special Topics Course** (4330, 4530, 4730, 4903, 4904)

3,4

Check

For capstone, students do an individual project and write a paper on that project.  For special topics, students research a project and write a paper.

Electrical Engineering Technology

Honors ECET Capstone OR

Honors ECET Special Topics Course**

3,4

Check

For capstone, students do an individual project and write a paper on that project.  For special topics, students research a project and write a paper.

Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Honors ECET CapstoneOR

Honors ECET Special TopicsCourse**

3,4

Check

For capstone, students do an individual project and write a paper on that project.  For special topics, students research a project and write a paper.

Industrial Engineering Technology

IET 4475 Honors Senior Project

0,3

Check

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Business Administration

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis. (Take 2nd-to-last semester)

Accounting

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis. (Take 2nd-to-last semester)

Mechanical Engineering Technology

MET 4141** Honors Machine Design I

4

Honors students participate in senior project teams but do an individual project for their capstone paper assignment.

Management

HNRS 4400** Honors Thesis

3

Students research and write a thesis. (Take 2nd-to-last semester)

* All students write an individual paper and present their findings for the poster session at the end of the semester.

**Honors ECET Special Topics classes and Honors Thesis classes DO NOT replace any capstone or senior project classes in the major field.