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BA Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies

Students in the Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies major at Portland State University experience a unique blend of theory, critical analysis, interdisciplinary coursework, and relevant real-world experience.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, March, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

This program provides a complete and nuanced education in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies. This gives the opportunity to study different academic areas alongside one another. The major provides students with a holistic view of the discipline. It encourages students to integrate courses from other departments into the major electives.

Career

The Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies major at Portland State University provides a blend of coursework, community involvement, and close connections with faculty. This means students graduate ready to fill a wide variety of roles. Our alumni have gone on to careers in:

  • Community Activism and Government: Our students land jobs with organizations like Multnomah County, Portland Public Schools, and regional public health organizations.
  • Youth Programs: Graduates of our program work for nonprofit organizations that work with LGBTQ+ youth and other marginalized young people.
  • Social Justice and Law: Sexuality, gender and queers studies major get jobs doing research or the law. They work to support the rights and liberties of LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities.
  • Social Work: Our graduates sometimes pursue careers at organizations that provide resources and support to at-risk populations.
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Courses Included

  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the US
  • Histories of Sexualities
  • Queer of Color Theorizing and Perspectives
  • Topics in Transnational Sexuality Studies
  • Feminist Theory & Methodology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Practicum
  • Experiential Learning Seminar