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

"Despite having a lot of experiences being around people with disabilities, I still learned a lot about this group of people as well as myself. I learned that people with disabilities are as diverse and varied as any other group. I learned that many people are limited by society not by their disability."

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

"Best class I’ve ever taken at PSU with the most passionate, knowledgeable instructor.  I loved working as a group, working with the community partner, and discussing broad issues with people who are different from me.  The perfect end to my PSU education. "

Course:
GirlPower!
"I was lucky enough to take this caspstone.  Although it wasn't my first choice, I was happy to land in this capstone because it taught me a lot about the wilderness in and around Portland.  The capstone also gave me the chance to work with elementary aged children, which was something I have never done before.  The teacher was also very nice and very knowledgeable about her subject."

Course:
Outdoor and Environmental Education