Undergraduate independent study

While not required, many students find opportunity during their time here at VCU to perform research in the form of an independent study.  Independent studies must be research based and hypothesis driven. 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 centered 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. If you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Catherine Connon, the Undergraduate Director, at cmconnon@vcu.edu. Interest meetings are held each semester.

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