Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

A central mission of Sexuality Studies is to examine intersections of sexuality with ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, health, nationality, race and religion. Sexuality Studies takes into consideration sexual desires, acts, identities, communities and movements. This interdisciplinary field explores artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, literary, political and psychological dimensions of sexuality, while also investigating sexual dimensions of arts, economies, geographies, histories, literatures, politics and psychologies.

Sexuality Studies courses investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, cissexual, heterosexual and heteronormative identities and cultures, along with alternative ways of organizing sexualities and alternatives to sexuality, in the past, present and future.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students who are not in the Sexuality Studies degree program, or
  2. new applicants to York who do not hold a university degree in a sexuality studies-related discipline.

How to apply

  1. If you are a current York student, contact your Academic Adviser.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York and do not hold a university degree in a sexuality studies-related discipline, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to one of the following Faculties: