The goal of the LUC Capstone is for students to complete an independent research project within the student’s major. The Capstone typically draws from each student’s unique curriculum and range of scholarly experiences encountered while at LUC.
The Capstone (bachelor thesis) is a product of specialized research that serves to prepare LUC students for competitive graduate programs or employment in government or industry. Bachelor theses at LUC are theoretically or conceptually motivated and exhibit high levels of creativity, rigorous enquiry, and professional production.
Students may develop an individual thesis topic or work on a larger project in small groups coordinated by their supervisor. If the latter approach is adopted each student is required to develop and produce a distinct thesis. The thesis is completed during a required Capstone course (10 ECT) that all students enroll in during their final semester of residence at LUC. Each year the most outstanding theses are awarded “Thesis of Merit”.
The Capstone thesis often becomes the most important research project of students’ undergraduate study and a decisive moment in their search for a research identity. The Capstone project offers students the opportunity to develop rigorous academic work, often resulting in a published work in an academic journal or in the general press.
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