LGBTQ Studies Certificate

The LGBTQ Studies Certificate prepares students to work and live in our diverse world by concentrating on forms of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression that are frequently left out of traditional fields of study.

The interdisciplinary approach of the certificate provides students with analytical frameworks for understanding how social, cultural, legal, and political factors influence the lives of LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities. The program of study examines a broad spectrum of diversity to foreground ways that sexuality and gender intersect with race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, disability, and nationality in people’s lives.

The LGBTQ Studies Certificate can complement your major or stand alone as a post-baccalaureate credential.

Knowledge of LGBTQ issues and competency in serving gender and sexually diverse populations is relevant to many different fields, from education, law, and healthcare to business, counseling, and social work, among others. We warmly welcome students from all colleges as well as community members to participate in the program.

Some LGBTQ studies courses are offered online. However, we do not currently have a fully online version of the certificate.

Please contact the program coordinator with any questions:

Dr. Amy Brainer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312-218-8837
Office: 2036 CASL Building

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