Certificate in LGBTQ Studies

In order to be eligible for the LGBTQ Studies Certificate, students must meet the following general program requirements:

  • Any CU student with a C average or better may be admitted to the program
  • Completion of a major in any discipline offered by the University of Colorado. Post bachelor students must have earned a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Download the application form here; complete the application and return to the Gates Woodruff Cottage or email to LGBT@Colorado.edu (This .pdf form can be filled out with the free Acrobat Reader)


To receive the Certificate in LGBTQ Studies, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 18 credit hours of acceptable course work from the certificate program list
  • 9 credit hours must be upper division
  • Students must receive a C or better in the accepted courses
  • No pass/fail credits will count toward the requirements of the program

Required courses:

  • LGBT 2000 – Introduction to LGBT Studies
  • LGBT 3796 – Queer Theory

Elective courses:

  • Elective courses are listed each semester under the “courses” tab
  • Students need a total of 12 hours of elective courses, with at least 6 hours of upper division electives

*Up to six credit hours of independent study may be applied toward the certificate program

*Credits earned at other institutions may be transferred in partial fulfillment of the requirements upon approval of the program Director. No more than 12 credit hours (6 upper division) of transferred course work may be applied to the certificate