The Ohio State University offers many opportunities to study LGBTQ experiences through majors, minors and specializations, as well as individual courses, spanning a variety of areas of study.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • An interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that places gender and its intersection with sexuality, as well as class, race, ethnicity, nationality, dis/ability, and age at the center of inquiry. It raises many questions about gender and sexuality as socially and culturally constructed phenomena that affect our personal lives, artistic expression, social relationships, and the ways we think about ourselves and the world.
  • Offered as major and minor
  • Undergraduate and graduate program
  • Academic Program Coordinator: Jackson Stotlar (
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LGBTQ+ Studies Minor

  • Offers perspectives for students interested in examining the broad array of how people embody and express gender and sexuality. The minor also explores the ways that gender and sexual identities are always formed and experienced through meanings of race, ethnicity, and colonialism.
  • Advisor: Sarah Dunlap (
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