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Minors and Certificates

The following credentials are available to students depending on catalog choice and major. 

Please email the WGS Academic Advisor for more information or make a zoom appointment with the WGS Academic Advisor, Jackie Salcedo by clicking here.

TRANSCRIPT RECOGNIZED MINORS AND CERTIFICATES

Please see below for requirements to the following options:
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Minor (2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022 Catalog)
  • Women's and Gender Studies Minor (2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022, 2022-2024 Catalog)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Certificate (2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022, 2022-2024 Catalog)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Certificate (2014-2016 Catalog, expires August 2022)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Minor (2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022, 2022-2024 Catalog)

by online application with student's primary academic advisor

Fifteen semester-credit hours, including:

  • WGS 303 or WGS 305;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335;
  • 3 additional hours of WGS 335 or any upper-division WGS;
  • 3 additional hours of WGS 335 or any upper-division WGS.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor (2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022, 2022-2024 Catalog)

by online application with student's primary academic advisor

Fifteen semester-credit hours, including:

  • WGS 301, WGS 303, or WGS 305;
  • 3 hours of WGS 340;
  • 3 hours of WGS 340;
  • WGS 350 or other upper-division WGS;
  • 3 additional hours of WGS coursework.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Certificate (2016-2018, 2018-2020, 2020-2022, 2022-2024 Catalog)

by online application with student's primary academic advisor

Eighteen semester hours of coursework, including at least nine semester hours completed in residence, and C or higher in all coursework for the certificate.

  • WGS 303 or 305;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335;
  • 3 additional hours of upper-division WGS;
  • 3 additional hours of upper-division WGS;
  • 3 additional hours of upper-division WGS.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Certificate (2014-2016 Catalog, expires August 2022)

by admission only, please email the WGS Academic Advisor for more information or make a zoom appointment with the WGS Academic Advisor, Jackie Salcedo by clicking here.

Eighteen semester hours of coursework, including at least nine semester hours completed in residence, and C or higher in all coursework for the certificate.

Students must fulfill the following requirements: 

  • WGS 303 or 305;
  • WGS 301 Topic 12 or an alternative pre-approved course (see list);
  • 3 hours of WGS 335 or upper-division courses from the approved list;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335 or upper-division courses from the approved list;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335 or upper-division courses from the approved list;
  • 3 hours of WGS 335 or upper-division courses from the approved list; must be outside the student’s major.

Each semester, the list of approved courses that meet the requirements above is available in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies undergraduate advising office. For the LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate requirements and course list please download the advising worksheet (PDF).


Catalog eligibility is determined by a number of factors.  Switching catalogs and requirements may effect progress towards degree.  Please consult with your home major's academic advisor to determine which catalog and credential best fits with your degree program and academic/professional goals.  A listing of all 2020-2022 Undergraduate University Catalog Minors and Certificates can be found online.

If you belong to the 2016-2018 or later Catalogs, you can apply to our auto-approved minors and certificate with your regular home department advisor, during your next advising appointment. 

If you belong to the 2014-2016 Catalog, please email the WGS Academic Advisor for more information or make a zoom appointment with the WGS Academic Advisor, Jackie Salcedo by clicking here.

Thank you for your interest in WGS and LGBTQ Studies!


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    Austin, Texas 78712
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