Gender & Sexuality Studies
“Sociology looks at societies as a whole, and how people interact with one another in the communities they have created. I see my minor in gender and sexuality studies as a way to dive deeper and look at two minority groups that have grown stronger throughout our history by supporting others who have faced the same struggles.”
You should minor in gender and sexuality studies if:
- You’re interested in the history of gender and sexuality.
- You want to explore the relationship between gender and culture around the world.
- You're interested in LGBTQ+ issues and how they intersect with class and race.
- You want to learn how media, politics, representation, health, and well-being interact with gender and sexuality.
With a minor in gender and sexuality studies, you’ll study sociology, anthropology, human development and family science, English, psychology, health, history, geography, and philosophy. Learn about human sexuality, feminist literature, and gender throughout history.
Explore various cultural aspects of gender and sexuality and their relationships to social forces throughout history.
Gender & Sexuality Studies at UL Lafayette
What's Gender & Sexuality Studies Like?
Internships & service learning
Presentations & communication
Celebrate diversity – in drag
Join the GLASS (Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety, and Support) student organization as they crown a new king and queen each year at their Drag Show fundraiser.
Life in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor
Research for a Reason
Discuss topics like safe sex, sexual consent, and stigma among sexual and gender minorities in the Sexual Violence Research Laboratory. Research focuses on both social perception and bystander intervention.Visit the research lab
Join organizations that celebrate all gender identities and sexual orientations. Join Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety, and Support (GLASS), the Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority, V-Day Lafayette, or one of the many other groups on campus.See all student organizations
Study sexuality and LGBTQ+ culture in France with the study abroad program. Discover, recognize, and appreciate cultural differences in cities across the globe and here in Lafayette.More on study abroad
Gender & Sexuality Studies Careers
Jobs in Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Grant Writer
- Crisis Counselor
- Child Welfare Worker
- Civil Rights Advocate
- Diversity Trainer
- Domestic Abuse Counselor
- Social Worker
- Victims Advocate
- Youth Worker
In order to complete a minor in gender and sexuality studies, you will need to complete 18 credits hours of relevant courses, with a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 300 or 400 levels.
To earn your minor, you are required to take:
- HUMN 200 Ideas and issues: Intro to Gender & Sexualities Studies special topic
- SOCI 354 Sociology of Sex and Sexualities
For the remaining 12 hours required, you can choose from a list of pre-approved courses for the minor.
Credit hours earned for your major will not be counted toward your minor.