CR 494 Senior Capstone

Design a project that shows off your interests and skills.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

You are about to complete your coursework, and now it’s time to put your knowledge into practice. CR 494 Senior Capstone provides the culminating experience of your major, focusing on the integration and application of criminological theory.

Your Capstone Project allows you to apply the skills you’ve attained in this program to a specific problem or social issue. You’ll use critical and creative thinking concerning academic, professional or social issues, and further developed analytical and ethical leadership skills necessary to address, and to assist in solving, issues in criminology.

The Capstone Project must be completed as graded coursework at Regis University.

What You’ll Learn in CR 494

In this course, you’ll illustrate recognition of key scholarly contributors to your field of study by evaluating and integrating significant insights and theories into your Capstone paper. You’ll show refined research skills and demonstrate proficiencies in written and oral communication skills.

You’ll also demonstrate the knowledge you’ve acquired during the Regis University Experience and show your ability to extend and refine this it as you realize your personal and professional goals. You’ll create a final Capstone Document, including your selected Senior Capstone paper deliverable.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Review and Update of Reflection and Research Based Capstones
  • Conduct Research for Capstone and Experiential Learning
  • APA Format and Guidelines
  • Creating the Final Project/Paper Document Draft
  • Final Project/Paper Document
  • Conducting Effective Presentations
  • Writing the Capstone Document
  • Capstone Final Document and Presentation

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 494, for research focused papers, you will be able to:

  • Develop a Capstone proposal that lays out a plan for undertaking a client or research-based paper.
  • Identify and apply the appropriate research methodology for the planned project.
  • Identify and apply the appropriate research method of data collection.
  • Show an understanding of formats and analytical techniques for presenting research results.
  • Show an ability to creatively discuss and integrate research findings.

For reflection focused papers (Jesuit Values; Internship/non-Liberal Arts students; Applied Project), you will be able to:

  • Extend your student academic experience into contributing to the common good in areas of personal interest, new ideas, concerning issues, organizations or individuals.
  • Identify several of the most important learning outcomes from overall coursework at Regis by describing and integrating them into the Capstone paper.
  • Extend understanding and skill into one’s personal life by describing how the coursework has impacted relationships and occupation.
  • Contribute to others for the common good through one of the Capstone reflection- focused options.

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To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminology curriculum, including Senior Capstone, call us at 877.820.0581 to speak with an admissions counselor. Or you can request information or visit our resource center to gain more insight on the criminology and criminal justice industry.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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