Certificate of Graduate Study
Coordinator: Kristen Myers (Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality)
This interdisciplinary certificate fosters research and teaching related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Course work leading to this certificate includes study of sexuality and gender identity and their significance, through a systematic engagement with theories and methods in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies and their application in a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. The certificate is recommended for all students interested in examining issues of gender and sexual orientation in order to incorporate such concerns into their scholarly work as well as to function as informed citizens and successful professionals in the 21st century. The certificate is particularly appropriate for students preparing for or currently working in a variety of disciplines or careers in business, communications, the arts, education, health, social sciences, humanities, and human services.
This certificate of graduate study is available to any graduate-level student in good standing. Students must consult with the coordinator of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies for approval of the course of study.