After you have completed all other coursework (44 credits), you enroll in the capstone course ENVR E-599 Capstone Projects in Environmental Management in your final semester. If you are pursuing the degree under the former requirements, you must also pass the test of critical reading and writing skills and meet the statistics requirement.
In the semester-long, on-campus-only course, you work on a project built around an environmental topic of your choice, which will provide an opportunity to synthesize skills and knowledge acquired through course and career endeavors.
You then complete a report and present the project to the environmental management faculty. You might choose to work individually or as a team on a project that is related to your career.
Your capstone project must be approved well in advance. In the semester before capstone registration, consult George Buckley or Ramon Sanchez about your project idea. Every effort is made to support your research interests, but faculty guidance is not available for all possible projects. Revision or a change of capstone topic may be necessary. Active participation and attendance is mandatory for the capstone.
Ordinarily, this course is offered only on campus in the fall term and at Harvard Summer School as ENVR S-599.
Samples of capstone projects
See the capstone titles list for more examples of projects created by students.