LGBT Studies Certificates

What is a Certificate?

First LGBT Studies Certificate Recipient, 2005A certificate is a course of study consisting of a coherent set of courses around a specific theme. A certificate requires fewer courses than a major and in most cases fewer than a minor. A student does not have to be enrolled in a degree program to earn a certificate.

Completion of the requirements for a certificate of study will result in an appropriate notation on the student's academic record.

The LGBT Studies certificate is recommended for all students interested in examining issues of gender and sexual orientation in order to function as informed citizens and successful professionals in the twenty-first 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, humanities, social sciences, and human services.

What are the requirements to complete the Certificate?

Undergraduate Certificate in LGBT Studies

  • Twelve (12) semester hours of course work:
  • Students must complete all course work with a grade-point average of at least 2.0 within a period of six consecutive years. 

Graduate Certificate in LGBT Studies

  • Twelve (12) semester hours of course work:
    • Core Courses:
      • LGBT 650 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Credits: 3, and
    • One of the following (3):
      • LGBT 651 - Research in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Credits: 3
      • LGBT 602 - Internship Credits: 3, or an equivalent internship approved by the coordinator.  The internship experience must include activities related to LGBT Studies.
    • Six (6) credits of electives from approved list of courses
  • Students must complete all course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 within a period of six consecutive years.