Why study LGBTQ Studies?

This certificate explores the experiences, identities, and cultural and political contributions of LGBTQ people in the US and around the world. Students will learn LGBTQ Studies concepts, vocabulary, and major theories, examine concrete, local, and global social justice issues, and even have the opportunity to complete an optional internship experience.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

This certificate will help prepare students to bring historical, cultural, and theoretical knowledge of LGBTQ identities and experiences into their field. 

If you have questions, please contact the certificate director. You can find their information on the certificate page.

Students completing this certificate will have the opportunity to take classes from nationally and internationally known scholars in the field of LGBTQ studies.

Any transfer credits will have to be approved by the director of the certificate, Carolyn Peterson, at Carolyn.Peterson@uc.edu. 

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Carolyn Peterson
2815 Commons Way
French Hall West, Room 3316
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-3917

Program Code: 15CRT-LGBTQ-C1