BIOLOGY CAPSTONE (BIO 4840)

      The purpose of the Biology Capstone is to provide students an opportunity to apply, integrate, and demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their undergraduate biology education. The Capstone course will be a 0 credit hour course that students may enroll in after completing 60 credit hours of course work.  This 0 credit hour course is designed to be taken in conjunction with a capstone experience through which the student will be able to demonstrate the core competencies of the general education program of the university. Capstone experiences may include designated course options or special projects in biology. Approval of the Capstone Coordinator is required before starting a capstone experience. Regardless of the capstone experience that is chosen, students will be required to submit a reflective writing piece about their capstone experience to the capstone coordinator, which will be evaluated using the AAC&U Written Communication and Critical Thinking Value Rubrics.

REQUIREMENTS TO GET CREDIT FOR BIO 4840 CAPSTONE

1.  Have Capstone Contract on file with Capstone Coordinator

2.  Successfully complete one of the Biology Courses which may be used as a capstone experience  OR

3.  Successfully complete other capstone experiences (Professional School test & application, Community Service Project, Student Assistant, SI, TA, etc.) AND

4.  Submit and Pass the Reflective Writing requirement at the end of the semester enrolled.



PREREQUISITES TO ENROLL IN BIO 4840

       To enroll in a Capstone Experience, students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours.  This 0 credit hour course is designed to be taken in conjunction with a capstone experience.  Capstone experiences may include the following courses or special projects in biology.  And are approved by the Capstone Coordinator.  Approval of the Capstone Coordinator is required before starting any capstone experience.  A reflective writing piece, which must receive a passing score, will be required for all capstones.