Capstone Definition from GVSU Catalog

Each undergraduate major curriculum must include a Capstone experience (generally a senior-level course of three credits) with four general criteria: breadth (students must draw on several courses within their major), integration/synthesis (students combine different skills and areas of knowledge into a single experience), application (e.g., students use their knowledge and skills to examine an issue and produce a substantial outcome), and transition (e.g., students reflect on and gain knowledge and skills that prepare them to move from college to the world beyond).