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All Arts & Contemporary Studies students must complete a Capstone credit in order to graduate.

Capstone courses are taken, usually, during the last year of study. Students may take a capstone course in third year if they feel prepared to do so.

Students registered in an subject-based option (Anthropology, French, History, Philosophy, English), must complete the Capstone course specific to their option.

Students registered in the Interdisciplinary Option (Global Studies, Cultural Studies, Invention and Inquiry, Diversity and Equity) or are generalists, must complete either ACS 800 or 900.


In order to register for a Capstone course, please make sure to follow these simple steps:

  1. Determine which of the Capstone courses you should register for; and,
  2. Email, opens in new window to register for the course. Please make sure to include the following information: your full name, student number, capstone course, current GPA, and your option (if you do not have an option, please specify "general").

GPA Requirements

Please remember that only some capstone courses have a minimum GPA requirement.

You will not see your capstone course on your timetable until enrollment appointments are complete. You can not register yourself using RAMSS.

*ACS 950 is a Directed Research Course. Please email if you are interested in pursuing such a course. Minimum GPA requirement for these courses is 3.33.