Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies

The Five College Queer and Sexuality Studies certificate provides undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue a course of study that critically examines the relationship between sexual and gender identities, experiences, cultures and communities in a wide range of historical and political contexts. Working across disciplines, students take courses in a variety of fields. The certificate also leads students to investigate how non-normative and normative genders and sexualities intersect with other social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, class and nationality.

The certificate is available to undergraduate students enrolled at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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About the Program

The Queer and Sexuality Studies certificate provides students an opportunity to enroll in a course of study that critically examines the relationship between queer sexual and gender identities, experiences, cultures and communities in a wide range of historical and political contexts. The certificate is now approved for students at all five campuses in the consortium: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For advice and directions on how to apply for the certificate, students should contact one of the program advisors from their campus.

Applications must be signed by a program advisor and submitted for review by the Program Steering Committee.