Independent Study

Unlocking the secrets of crime: Dive into forensic science with an independent research study!

While not required, many students find opportunities over the course of their VCU studies to perform research-based and hypothesis-driven independent studies to deepen their understanding of a research topic of interest. Many will have a significant laboratory component but this is not required. Non-laboratory based independent studies are an acceptable option as long as they center around a research question.  

Please review the information below to learn more about who is eligible for an independent study, as well as the general enrollment process.