GVPT majors are strongly encouraged to participate in independent research with GVPT faculty members. The independent study option provides students opportunities to work one-on-one with a faculty member doing research on a topic of the student’s choosing. Students should expect to devote approximately 12 hours per week for 15 weeks to the independent study. GVPT Advisors are available to assist students in identifying appropriate research topics and in selecting the GVPT faculty mentor. Independent Study is generally available for students who have 56 cumulative credits earned and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
GVPT Undergraduate Research Assistant Program
This is a highly competitive program that pairs students with faculty members and allows students to develop their own unique research project. The small cohort of students is taught how to develop a research design and analyze their results. Students present their projects to their cohort and faculty members at the end of the semester. More information is outlined in the application. The application period for fall 2019 has now closed. Applications for spring 2020 will be posted in November 2019.