Capstone Students

Capstone Students
Find the perfect capstone to suit your interest and talents

Capstone Faculty

Capstone Faculty
Give students the challenge and experience they need to succeed.

Capstone Partners

Capstone Partners
Our partners give young minds valuable work experience while benefiting from the creativity and spark of the next generation.
What is a senior capstone?

Capstone courses are designed by Portland State University's faculty to build cooperative learning communities by taking students out of the classroom and into the field. In Capstone courses, students bring together the knowledge, skills, and interests developed to this point through all aspects of their education, to work on a community project. Students from a variety of majors and backgrounds work as a team, pooling resources, and collaborating with faculty and community leaders to understand and find solutions for issues that are important to them as literate and engaged citizens.

What students have said

"I think this [Capstone] class brings to light the PSU motto, 'Let Knowledge Serve the City.'  We made a differenc at the school and that really matters.  I'll remember the stuff we learned because it matters."

"This Capstone course experience has pushed my limits to the max and has taught me to challenge myself. It was a great learning experience."

Course:
Learning From Persons with Disabilities: Mt Hood Camp Kiwanis
"Hands down, this is the most engaging and educational class I've ever taken."

"My most important learning was being able to work in the community with people I may have not met if I didn't take this course.  Taking learning outside of the classroom engages PSU student on a different level with a combination of textbook-approaches of learning."