APSC Capstone Registration

All students must complete a Capstone course requirement for graduation. Capstone courses should be taken in a student’s last semester of study before graduation.

Capstone Course Prerequisites

  • ENG 209 or equivalent
  • Completion of ITS 410 IT Project Management
  • Completion of one upper-division (300 or 400 level) Writing Intensive (WI) course
  • Completion or concurrent enrollment of concentration requirements
  • Completion or concurrent enrollment of all BAS core requirements
  • Senior Standing: Students will be allowed to enroll in a capstone course in the last semester before graduation

APSC 486: Senior Project

With assistance from an applied science Faculty Advisor, students will complete a project based on original research related to a particular problem or issue in their chosen field of study. Students will share the results of this learning process with peers and will assist each other in refining communications skills, developing research and information retrieval techniques, and other research-related competencies.

Students will also present their research and Project Report to demonstrate an understanding of professional business practices. APSC 486 meets in person the first two weeks of the semester, as scheduled, and at the end of the semester for presentations. During the semester you will schedule six individual meetings with your faculty advisor.
APSC 486 Faculty will provide more detailed information about the semester calendar in the class syllabus.

For more information visit APSC 486: Senior Project.

APSC 490: Senior Practicum

With supervision from an applied science Faculty Advisor, students will complete a practicum or internship of 120 hours  with an appropriate community agency or institution related to their concentration area. As an intern, the student is delegated the responsibility of developing the solution to a well-defined problem, or is asked to complete a field-relevant task. Students report on the experience using their understanding of the field in which they are working. Students will share the results of this learning process with peers and will assist each other in refining communications skills. The course primarily focuses on security throughout the software development lifecycle. This means knowing and understanding common risks (including implementation bugs and architectural flaws), designing for security, and subjecting all software artifacts to thorough, objective risk analyses and testing.

APSC 490 Faculty will provide more detailed information about the semester calendar in the class syllabus. 

For more information visit APSC 490: Senior Practicum.

Cybersecurity Students double majoring in BAS-ISA and BS-CS-Cyber Operations must do one of each option.

Overview of Override Request Process Steps: Audit, Request, Register, Grad App, and Prepare

Capstone Information Sessions

Virtual Capstone Information sessions will be held before and during the start of registration.

Sessions will include a 30 minute presentation followed by time for Q&A. The same information is discussed during each session; students do not need to attend multiple sessions. Pre-registration for the information sessions is not required. Zoom meeting information will be shared with students via email.

Advising - Degree Audit

Contact your College Success Advisor for a Degree Audit to go over all requirements and determine your projected graduation date. Students who do not complete a degree audit prior to making a capstone registration request will experience delays. A degree audit is required in order to receive a capstone registration override.

Starting March 2024: Contact uhwoadv@hawaii.edu for a Degree Audit. Students can also visit Virtual Express Advising (Tuesdays 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm) for assistance. 

Registration Request

A registration override is required for students to register for a capstone course. Department approval is granted by the Business Administration Division Capstone Coordinator.

Capstone Registration Override Requests are submitted through an online form where students provide their information and list the capstone section information in the order for their preference for enrollment.

Students should refer to Class Availability and/or STAR GPS to review the capstone course options, sections, and meeting dates and times. 

Overrides will be issued according to the section preference shared on the form.  The most preferred option with a seat available will be granted provided students meet prerequisites and requirements.

Allow up to 5 business days for your registration request to be processed and overrides to be completed. We receive 200+ registration overrides each semester. 

There are a limited number of seats in each capstone section; the Division will not issue more overrides than there are available seats in a section.

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Marnelli Joy B. Ulep

Capstone Coordinator

Register via STAR GPS

Students must confirm their capstone registration in STAR GPS and will receive an email notification after the override is complete and are able to register in STAR GPS. 

Students should register for any other courses needed at their designated registration day/time then add the capstone course to their schedule after the email notification is received.

Change Requests: Course overrides are specific to the CRN. If you want to change sections or concentrations, please fill out the request form again and note “Updated request” in the Comments section.

*Note: The Business Administration Division reserves the right to reassess students’ eligibility for capstone courses after a registration override is issued and before the start of the semester. Registration overrides are considered based on a student’s eligibility on the date of issue. The Capstone Coordinator may contact a student if there is a change in eligibility for the capstone semester.

Grad App

After registering for all remaining classes, students must notify the campus of their intent to graduate by filling out a Graduation Application form. The application informs the campus of a student’s intent to complete all degree requirements, which leads to a final audit after term grades are released, before the petition is approved and the diploma is issued.

Submission of this form ensures the student will be added to the mailing list for Commencement information.


We recommend that students preparing for APSC 486 Senior Project should start considering project topics and conduct preliminary research on potential topics.

Students interested in completing APSC 490 Senior Practicum will need to submit a Practicum Proposal prior to the start of the semester.  Forms are shared for those who are granted a registration override for APSC 490. Visit the Practicum Information page for more details.

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