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

"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."

"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."

"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
"I got to experience putting what I have learned in college to use in the real world."