Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Minor

This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Minor Requirements

Completing the minor requires students to work closely with their course instructors, their advisers, and the LGBT director. Students are encouraged to incorporate a capstone experience, such as pursuing an independent study or undertaking a thesis within one's department that meaningfully incorporates LGBTQ-related scholarship.

Five Courses

A minimum of five courses, of which:

  • At least three courses should be at the 300 or 400 level
  • No more than two courses should come from a single department or program other than LGBT
  • No more than one course should earn credit for an LGBT minor and the student's major
One Course

One course must be taken from the following list and completed prior to declaring the minor:

Four Additional Courses

At least four additional courses chosen from the following lists and in consultation with an adviser typically selected from the LGBT Advisory Committee:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.