Each student at Eugene Lang College must complete a senior capstone requirement in their major—a culminating experience that derives from previous work in a field. Unless approved for an exception, students must complete this requirement in their declared major. Students should contact the chair of their area of study for specific senior capstone guidelines and deadlines.
Depending on the specific major, the Senior Capstone requirement may be satisfied with one of the following three options. Please note, not every major offers all three options for the senior capstone requirement. Consult the chair of your area of study for program-specific guidelines:
1. A Senior Seminar on an advanced topic, which involves extended research and a substantial final paper/project. Examples of senior seminars include:
Senior seminars vary from year to year. They provide an opportunity for students to engage closely with a particular subject and to utilize the research and/or creative skills they have developed during their course of study. A prerequisite course may be required for some senior
seminars, so students should refer to course descriptions for details.
2. An Independent Senior Project, which involves significant planning and research and results in a culminating paper or creative project. Senior projects are student-directed under the supervision of a faculty advisor. There is an extensive proposal and
approval process. Deadlines are strictly enforced. See the chair of the department for guidelines and proposal submission.
3. A Collaborative Project, which allows students to utilize their different skills and collaborate on an issue of importance in the community or develop a larger creative project. Collaborative projects are student-directed under the supervision of a
faculty advisor. There is an extensive proposal and approval process. Deadlines are strictly enforced. These projects are more common in the arts and social sciences. See the chair of the department for guidelines and proposal submission.
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