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Practicum

Human Biology Practicum:  HUMBIO 191 (1 unit total, S / NC grading) for students who have undertaken supervised community-engaged service, research (e.g. HB-REX, Bio-X) or pre-professional experiences related to their Area of Concentration topic.  Includes a series of five required workshops (3 elective workshops, 1 reflection workshop, and 1 presentation workshop) and final written reflection essay (further details on the workshop and final essay requirements are on the Capstone Canvas site). Satisfies the Capstone Requirement of the major. 

Appropriate for Students who wish to expand their community-engaged learning, research or pre-professional experiences through reflective written work and presentation; well-suited for a career-focused, career-enhancing project presentation.  Required for students who wish to enroll in the Human Biology Synthesis (HUMBIO 192).


Students can take workshops over several quarters, and enroll in one unit of HumBio 191 for the quarter they plan to complete their final workshop and written reflection essay.

HumBio suggests that students aim to begin attending workshops at the start of their Junior year at a rate of 1 workshop per quarter. Typically, students will complete 3 elective workshops their Junior year, then do the Presentation and Reflection workshops their Senior year.


Students who give a presentation at certain symposiums (e.g. HB-REX Poster Symposium, SURPS) may be eligible to use that presentation in lieu of attending a Presentation Workshop. Contact HumBio student services (Lia Cacciari - cacciari@stanford.edu / Matt Kramer - mmkramer@stanford.edu) if you have questions about whether a symposium you presented at might be eligible to replace the presentation workshop requirement. 

Note: students are added to the Capstone course website on Canvas following their declaration of the Human Biology major.
STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE ON TIME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE WORKSHOPS.