Capstone Course or Experience

Baccalaureate degree plans of study must include a capstone course or experience.  Capstone course credits also may be used to fulfill core curriculum requirements or departmental requirements or electives.

In a capstone experience, students will be challenged to integrate their accumulated knowledge and technical and social skills in order to identify and solve a problem relevant to issues encountered by professionals in their chosen discipline, and to communicate the results of their efforts to their peers.  In doing so, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to adapt to professional situations.  It is hoped that this experience will stimulate students’ appreciation of the need for lifelong learning and initiate professional and personal liaisons.

The Agronomy capstones are:

  • AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar) and AGRY 58500 (Soils and Land Use); or
  • AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar) and AGRY 51200 (Integrated Turfgrass Systems; or,
  • AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar and a pre-approved faculty supervised research, an Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) project, or an industry or government internship.

Other capstone are available and can be found by going to the following College of Agriculture website:

http://www.ag.purdue.edu/oap/Pages/core-capstone.aspx