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You may already know we have the brains of a national research university and the heart of a small college. But we also offer the savvy of a technical college with the breadth and employment advantages of a broad-based University education.

The Capstone Option at SIU Carbondale puts you in the fast lane to a bachelor's degree in Capstone-approved majors if you already hold an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree, or equivalent certification. How? We'll abbreviate your University Core Curriculum requirements. Instead of the 41 credit hour requirement for most students, Capstone students have a 30 credit hour requirement. That means you can earn a bachelor's degree in just 60 additional credit hours. 

For more information please view the Capstone brochure.