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.

Sexuality Studies

Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines how social, historical, psychological, literary, legal, biological and political contexts shape sexual practices, expressions, identities and representations.

The program, directed by Jian Chen ( offers a graduate interdisciplinary specialization, an undergraduate major and an undergraduate minor. Within the undergraduate major, students can choose from nine focus areas, including LGBTQ studies.

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that places gender and its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, dis/ability and age at the center of inquiry. The field raises 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.

The WGSS department offers a major and minor within its undergraduate program and a graduate minor, master's degree and doctorate degree within its graduate program