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About the Minor

James Smith Hall Mural, detail

Panel from “Freedom Making” Mural in James Smith Hall, University of Delaware; created by members of the LGBTQ+ and Racial Activism Living Learning Community, the Visual Arts Living Learning Community, and UD students from all-gender University of Delaware housing.

The Sexuality & Gender Studies (SGST) minor is housed in the Women & Gender Studies Department, and offers a unique plan of study designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study of sexuality and gender. Spanning several colleges and more than ten departments, the minor includes faculty from across the University who specialize in the study of sexuality and gender. Students who choose the minor come from a variety of majors and include students interested in the academic study of gender and sexuality, literature, counseling, education, family studies, politics, law, and many other areas.

For more information, please contact the SGST Coordinator, Dr. Pascha Bueno-Hansen

Students are required to take a total of 18 credits, 9 required and 9 elective.

REQUIRED (9 credits)


WOMS 200
Cultural Introduction to Sexualities and Gender Studies
BISC 152 or
Biology of Human Sexuality or
Foundations of Human Sexuality
Theories of Sexuality and Gender

ELECTIVES (9 credits): Students must choose 9 credits from a list of electives available in the course catalog or the minor's website. Students should take at least two courses at the 300 or 400 level.

SGST Highlights

Interdisciplinary Curriculum: The minor draws on faculty from across the University, exposing students to a diversity of perspectives.

Sponsored Events: The minor sponsors lectures and events related to the academic study of sexuality and gender. Students get to hear scholars from around the world present their work.

Community Events: Students can participate in the activist and academic community in the Delaware and Philadelphia areas such as the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

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  • Department of Women & Gender Studies
  • 34 West Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-8474