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.