Capstone Experience for BMS majors in the MM Option

As part of the University of New Hampshire’s Discovery requirements, all students must complete a capstone experience.  A BMS capstone consists of completion of a designated capstone course or a minimum of 50 hours of a non-credit capstone experience completed after the student achieves senior status (90 credits or above).  Students should begin to discuss their intended capstone experience with their advisor during their junior year.

Capstone Courses:

Capstone Experiences:

  • Research projects in Microbiology, or other biomedical science fields.  Projects outside the biomedical sciences (i.e., with course prefixes other than BMS) need prior approval by the faculty to be accepted as meeting this requirment. 
  • Internship, community service or service learning activity in areas such as medicine, microbiology, biotechnology, medical laboratory science, etc.*

*Requires a written agreement between student, UNH advisor & on-site supervisor.  (NOTE that internships at medical facilities often require a formal contract with UNH that includes certification of vaccinations, drug testing, etc. and take 3-4 months of advance preparation.)


Students must complete a BMS Major Non-credit Capstone Experience Approval form for any non-credit capstone experience that includes a typed description of the proposed activity and how the experience meets capstone criteria. The completed form should be submitted to the student’s advisor for prior approval before beginning the experience.  At the end of the experience, the on-site supervisor must sign the form, which is then presented to the student’s advisor for final approval.