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LGBTQ Studies Certificate

LGBTQ Studies Certificate

The LGBTQ Studies certificate is intended to prepare students for the diverse world of the 21st century by concentrating on the study of same-sex sexuality, and sexuality more generally, as well as gender identity and gender expression, concerns that are frequently left out of or briefly covered in traditional fields of study.  The certificate is housed in Women’s and Gender Studies and is available to students majoring in any field with a concentration in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and queer studies.

The Certificate is designed to teach students to think informatively and critically about the lives and contributions of LGBTQIA+ people, to respect the dignity of LGBTQIA+ people, and to understand and interact with a culture that contributes to the diversity of our world.  The interdisciplinary approach of this certificate will allow students to study the broad spectrum of diversity through seeing how sexual orientation and gender expression play out in the lives of people from various races, ethnicities, religions, nationality, classes, ability statuses and cultures.

How to Enroll

If you are interested in enrolling in the LGBTQ Studies Certificate, please make an informational meeting with Dr. Liz Cannon. You can contact eir at

For more information check out the LGBTQ Studies Certificate page under Women’s and Gender Studies.


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