ICC Capstone courses provide students with the opportunity to develop the final artifact for their e-portfolios, in which they reflect on the integration of the ICC with their major and/or minor course of study at Ithaca College. H&S students may satisfy the ICC capstone requirement in one of two ways:

  1. some programs have developed or are developing discipline-based capstone courses, and in some cases have added these into the degree requirements for the major; these department-based courses have the appropriate Capstone designation;

  2. for students in programs or departments without discipline-based capstone options, the School of Humanities and Sciences offers a one-credit school-based capstone course, IISP 49800 H&S Integrative Core Curriculum Capstone. Multiple sections of this course will be offered each year, taught by faculty drawn from across the school.

Departments with Capstones


Majors requiring capstone course



Anthropology B.A.

ANTH 45000 Anthropology Capstone

Art History

Art History B.A., all concentrations

ARTH 40100 Capstone in Art History

Art History

Architectural Studies B.A.

ARTH 48000 Senior Portfolio: Architecture


Recommended, not required, for Biology B.A., B.S.

BIOL 41400 Biology Capstone


Biochemistry B.S.

BIOC 41400 Biochemistry Capstone


Chemistry B.A., B.S.

CHEM 48800 Chemistry Capstone

Communication Studies

Recommended, not required, for Communication Studies B.A.

CLTC 48000 Senior Seminar in Culture and Communication

Computer Science

Recommended, not required, for Computer Science B.A., B.S.

COMP 49500 Capstone in Computer Science

Culture & Communication

Culture & Communication B.A.

CLTC 48000 Senior Seminar in Culture and Communication

English Pilot, not required, for English B.A. ENGL 40000 Capstone in English

Environmental Studies & Sciences

Environmental Studies B.A., Environmental Sciences B.S.

ENVS 47500 Advanced Environmental Studies Seminar


Aging Studies B.A., B.S.

GERO 48000 Gerontology Senior Seminar


History B.A.

HIST 49400 History Capstone


Mathematics B.A., Mathematics B.S.

MATH 49800 Capstone in Mathematics I


Philosophy B.A., Philosophy minor

PHIL 41000 Philosophy Capstone


Philosophy and Religion B.A., Religious Studies minor

RLST 41000 Religious Studies Capstone


Recommended, not required, for Physics B.A., B.S.

PHYS 41400 Professional Physics and Astronomy Seminar Capstone


Psychology B.A., Applied Psychology B.S.

PSYC 49800 Capstone in Psychology

Integrative Studies 

Integrative Studies B.A., B.S. 

INST 40000 Integrative Studies Capstone

Sociology Pilot, not required for, Sociology B.A. SOCI 45900 Capstone in Sociology

Theatre Arts

Theatre Studies B.A.

THEA 44500 Theatre Studies Capstone

Theatre Arts

Theatre Production and Design B.F.A.
      (technology concentration)

THEA 41100 Technical Seminar

Theatre Arts

Theatre Production and Design B.F.A.
     (design concentration)

THEA 41200 Design Seminar

Theatre Arts

Recommended, not required for
     Acting, Musical Theatre, and TAM (B.F.A., B.S.)

THEA 40100 Theatre Arts Complementary Capstone

Writing Pilot, not required for Writing B.A. WRTG 49500 Writing Capstone

For more information about Capstone course options for H&S students, please contact the H&S General Education Committee at hscurriculum@ithaca.edu.