Many Critical Gender Studies majors and minors elect to do gender research under the rubrics of Directed Group Study (198), Independent Study (199), internships, and mentor programs. Because these courses can be taken only with a P/NP grade option, the number of such courses to be applied to the major should be discussed with a Critical Gender Studies advisor. Some graduate and professional schools prefer to evaluate a student's transcript with letter grades. College guidelines and requirements for grade options also vary. Please see college academic advisors and Critical Gender Studies advisors.