Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies certificate program is designed to help students develop a social, historical, and cross-cultural understanding of gender and sexuality. By exploring the historical and contemporary experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people, the courses in the program encourage students to think critically about the function of sexuality and gender in the world around them. In doing so, students will be able to analyze the relationships between queer and normative sexualities and gender identities.

By developing an understanding of diverse sexual and gender identities, certificate program students apply the meaning and function of sexuality to a broad range of historical and contemporary institutions and societies.

Open to any student in the university, this interdisciplinary program consists of two required courses and a number of relevant courses offered by different departments.

For more information about the LGBTQ Studies certificate program, visit the program’s website lgbt.colorado.edu or call 303-492-8923.

Course code for this program is LGBT.

Certificate Program

Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

Completion of the Certificate in LGBTQ Studies requires 18 credit hours (9 upper division) of study including:

  • LGBT 2000 Introduction to LGBT Studies
  • LGBT 3796 Queer Theory
  • 12 additional hours of approved elective courses, with at least 6 hours of upper-division electives

Approved elective courses are listed on the program website each semester. Students are encouraged to meet with the program directors early in their course of study and again in the semester prior to the semester of graduation, to ensure that program requirements are met.