The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Studies Certificate is an excellent opportunity to learn about LGBTQ topics and understand current issues in the community. This certificate provides students with an area of expertise as they enter into a career path and prepares them for meaningful work after graduation. The Certificate in LGBTQ Studies provides useful knowledge and experience for a variety of fields such as: education, counseling, social work, and politics.
Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits, including:
|WGSS 206||Perspectives in LGBTQ Studies||3|
|WGSS 406||Queer Theories and Sexual Politics||3|
|WGSS 308||Topics in LGBTQ Studies||3|
|WGSS/HIST 313||Gender, Sex, and Science in European History||3|
|WGSS/PSYC 336||Psychology of Women||3|
& WGSS 431
|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Advanced Travel Seminar
and Women and Communication (only when offered as "LGBTQA Studies San Francisco Travel Seminar” )
|1-6 & 1-3|
|SOC 426||Sociology of Sexualities||3|
- For students pursuing the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major and the LGBTQ Certificate as their first and second degree programs to meet graduation requirements, no course may be counted in both the major and the certificate.
- Though there are no prerequisites for the Certificate in LGBTQ Studies, there may be prerequisites for some of the courses that are a part of the Certificate.
- Special topics, internships, and umbrella courses with a focus on LGBTQ and/or sexualities issues may be applied to the certificate with approval of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Director.
For advising, contact the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
Pursuing my certificate in LGBTQ+ studies has broadened my understanding of systematic violence as it pertains to intersections of LGBTQ+ people's lives through different lenses of class, race, ability, and more. The courses for this certificate helped me gain a deeper understanding of oppression in its various forms.