The College

Culminating Experiences

Your final semesters at Brown should provide a meaningful culmination of your undergraduate education.

For many students, this includes designing and completing a senior-year capstone — an independent project through which you will demonstrate proficiency and skill within your concentration while meeting the overall goals of a University liberal arts education. You also may choose to pursue honors in your concentration, which involves completing an honors thesis.

In addition, you may present a culminating project at the Theories in Action symposium, held just prior to Commencement and organized by the Curricular Resource Center.

Many Brown students spend a portion of their senior year working on an independent project of their own design or a “capstone” experience that allows them to synthesize what they have learned in their studies in and beyond the classroom
Theories in Action is an interdisciplinary space at Brown that provides seniors the opportunity to showcase their research, leadership activities, artistic productions and other endeavors that matter to them. The symposium takes place annually in early May.