AC495 Bachelor of Science Capstone (3 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): Program director authorization required.
This course integrates knowledge and skills developed in a student’s major course of study. Students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout their academic programs. Students select a problem or issue in their area of specialization, research the issue, analyze and critique material related to the topic, and propose a solution that addresses the issue or improves the organization. Students also demonstrate professional communication skills, outline continuing education strategies, and examine the ethical and diversity dimensions of various organizations.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills related to a major field of academic study.
- Analyze the environmental variables and available resources that affect various organizational issues and strategies.
- Analyze various ethical implications relevant to organizations and professions.
- Develop strategies for continuing education and professional competence.
- Recognize strategies for professionals to achieve personal well-being and work-life balance.
- Synthesize various strategies and best practices related to one’s profession.
- Identify management and leadership principles in a professional context.
- Explore diversity as it relates to specific fields of study and professions.
- Communicate using inclusive methods in a variety of modes appropriate to a specific profession.
- Recognize and adapt to trends in a field of study or profession.
- Address laws, regulations, policies, or best practices relevant to specific industries or professions.
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