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LGBTQ & Sexuality Minor

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies Minor

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The Minor in LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies is available to students enrolled in any Bachelor's degree program, and is offered through the College of Arts & Letters and administered by GenCen. It is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain a comprehensive, global, interdisciplinary academic experience in sexualities, gender identity and expression, and queer identities and activism. The minor complements a wide range of majors and is especially suited for students who plan to work with and advocate for issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity for LGBTQIA+ communities.

GenCen is currently accepting applications for the LGBTQ & Sexuality Studies minor. If you are interested in adding this minor to your degree program, please complete our LGBTQ & Sexuality Studies Minor Application. If you have any questions, please contact the GenCen Advisor.

Download the LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies Minor brochure [pdf]

Program Requirements

This minor requires enrollment in the core course WS 304 - LGBTQ Studies, two courses from an additional list related to sexuality studies, as well as at least one elective course related to gender identity, and a final capstone experience chosen from either WS 424 or WS 492, an independent study, or a semester internship experience.

View the requirements and current electives for this minor (MSU Registrar's Office)

A current list of WGS courses and electives offered in 2023-2024 can be found linked here.

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