Here are some things to keep in mind when signing up for either the Computer Science or Computer Information Systems capstone class:
- All capstones should take 10 or more hours per week worth of time.
- All capstones should involve applying what has been learned in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science by:
- Applying it on a job.
- Applying it on a large project.
- Applying it on research.
- There are two types of capstones. A four-credit and a one-credit capstone.
- Select a one-credit capstone when a professor in the computer science department is not the main person supervising the work. For example, an internship or research done in conjunction with a professor in a different department.
- Select a four-credit capstone when working with a professor on a project or on research.
- Students taking the one-credit option must submit weekly reports to the professor.
- Students taking the four-credit option must meet one or more times per week with the professor.
- All students should contact the professor before the capstone begins. Make sure that the goals for capstone completion are documented in a clear manner. This applies to both one and four credit options.
- Students should have senior-level standing before signing up for the capstone.
- Capstones are required for majors, but not minors.
Please e-mail Paul Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about capstones, and I will do my best to get them answered.