Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder is an interdisciplinary program that involves the academic investigation of sexuality in established fields such as literature, history, theatre, law, medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology and political science. With this interdisciplinary approach, LGBTQ Studies interweaves complex theories and analysis into the study of sexuality, encouraging students to think across established disciplines in order to understand the meaning of sexuality in society.


  • Any CU student with a C average or better may be admitted to the program
  • Completion of a major in any discipline offered by the University of Colorado Boulder. Post bachelor students must have earned a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • To apply, fill out the application here and return to the Gates Woodruff Cottage or email to LGBTQ@Colorado.edu


  • 18 credit hours of acceptable course work from the certificate program list
  • 9 credit hours must be upper division
  • Students must receive a C or better in the accepted courses
  • No pass/fail credits will count toward the requirements of the program
  • For specific requirements, please see the LGBTQ Studies Certificate website.