The senior capstone experience is an opportunity for the student to integrate and synthesize the various aspects of the subject matter studied within the major. Each department or program has designed the capstone experience for its majors to help them develop a broader understanding of the significance of the major within the framework of their overall liberal arts experience. This experience may take the form of a comprehensive examination, a senior seminar, an undergraduate research project, or a senior exhibition, recital, or performance. Using one or more of these components also allows departments to assess the effectiveness of their major programs and evaluate the learning of each student. A grade is assigned for the Senior Capstone Experience after its completion. The grade is entered on the student’s transcript but is not calculated in the GPA.