Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn in an LGBTQ studies minor?

The LGBTQ studies minor offers coursework from a wide range of academic disciplines, including classes from the departments of anthropology, art, English, history, journalism, music, psychology and more. The minor focuses on exploring the social construction of sexual and gender identities and their relationships to other identities such as race, ethnicity, class, citizenship, disability and more. Students in the minor will learn to look at LGBTQ experiences through multiple lenses, exploring the experiences of individuals from a wide range of communities, both inside and outside of the U.S.

Courses in the minor can be customized to complement your major and fit your interests. All students in the minor take a common foundational course on understanding the intersectional analysis of identities and then select another course offering an introduction to LGBTQ studies. You can choose your remaining courses from a large list of interdisciplinary electives that focus on LGBTQ studies or consider LGBTQ experiences in relation to a broader course of study.

You will learn about the LGBTQ experiences in a variety of settings, including arts and culture, law and justice, health and family, politics and more, that will enrich your understanding in the histories and experiences of LGTBQ+ people across the globe.

The minor is offered by the Department of Gender, Race and Identity in the College of Liberal Arts. The department offers degree programs that explore inequality and social justice to prepare graduates for careers in public advocacy, politics, education and more. 

Professors in the Department of Gender, Race and Identity represent a variety of academic disciplines and bring and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research that focuses on better understanding the diverse range of human experiences. 

Careers with a minor in LGBTQ studies

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Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

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