Liberal Arts Studies offers a variety of options for completing your degree. Capstone Projects may be completed with one 3-hour course (LBS 790). The project options range from academic research to onsite experience. Writing a thesis – the traditional longer research paper for completing master’s degree – requires two 3-hour courses (LBS 791/792) and thus takes an additional slot away from other classroom courses. Choose the thesis option only if you are truly excited about a particular topic and want to take a deep dive into research and writing about it.
Full guidelines on the four options for capstone projects to complete your degree: a creative work, an internship, a portfolio of your work in the degree program, or a research project. The synthesizing essay option is for students who entered the program prior to summer 2019 only.
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April Strader Bullin
Liberal Arts Studies M.A./Lifelong Learning