Memorial Union flies a Pride Flag, June 2019

Certificate in LGBTQ+ Studies

The LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate Program, housed in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, is a campus-wide program open to students in any major. Courses that count toward this interdisciplinary certificate come from a wide range of fields including literature, history, sociology, medical history, as well as from gender and women’s studies.

The certificate program requires 15 credits in LGBTQ+ Studies. Learn more about the requirements for the undergraduate certificate in LGBTQ+ Studies.

Declare LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate

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Review the Program Requirements

With the Guide, you can find more information about the course requirements for the LGBTQ+ Studies program before scheduling an advising appointment.

Meet with the LGBTQ+ Studies advisor (in Microsoft Teams)

Meet with the undergraduate advisor in LGBTQ+ Studies to learn more about the program, plan courses, discuss study abroad options, and discover involvement opportunities on campus and in the community.

Please use Starfish to schedule an advising appointment during the rest of the spring 2020 semester. The day before your appointment, you will receive an invitation for a remote meeting in Microsoft Teams.

Send a quick email to Susan Nelson at if you have questions about how to do any of this.

Declare the LGBTQ+ Studies certificate online

With the transition to remote learning, you can now declare the LGBTQ+ Studies certificate online by completing this quick survey. Please contact the undergraduate advisor with your course questions and review the fall 2020 courses before you enroll for spring.


Fall 2020 Courses

  • Gen&WS 200: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies
  • Asian American Studies 240: Feelings: Queer and Asian
  • History 275: The Queer 20th Century (First-Year Interest Groups only)
  • Gen&WS 343: Queer Bodies
  • Gen&WS 344: Bi/Pan/Asexuality: Community and Representation
  • Art History 431: Crip Tactics (Honors only)


Questions about new courses?

Found a course that you think should count toward the LGBTQ+ Studies certificate?

Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor for LGBTQ+ Studies.

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies will evaluate the syllabus to determine whether it meets program criteria.

Fall 2020 Topics Courses

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Art History 431: Crip Tactics

Stay tuned for the course description for Art History 431: Crip Tactics.


Undergraduate certificates are automatically posted to your transcript upon graduation by the Office of the Registrar based on completion in DARS.

Please confirm that your certificate is complete (all ‘green text’) in DARS after you enroll for your final semester.

Commencement Ceremonies

Alternate plans to celebrate graduates are in the works. Look for our virtual celebration on the website and social media beginning Thursday, May 7.