Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (12)

Certificate of Graduate Study

Coordinator: Jessica Reyman (Acting Director, 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, transgender, and queer 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 interested in pursuing this certificate are advised to consult with the director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality or the program adviser as early as possible in their graduate studies to determine the program of courses to be used toward the certificate.

Requirements (12)

One of the following (3)

Two of the following (6)

Any graduate-level special topics course or independent or directed study course focused on sexual orientation and/or gender identity may be counted toward the certificate with the approval of the coordinator of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies.