LGBTQ / Sexuality Studies


At the heart of LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies is the recognition that sexuality is a category of difference all its own, one that bears as much intellectual scrutiny as do race, class, and gender.

Our interdisciplinary program allows students to study diverse populations and communities whose voices have long been neglected, gain a wider perspective about current debates (such as, same sex unions and reproductive rights), and study sexuality in all its varieties.


Graduates of the program hold positions as counselors, social workers, health care professionals, editors, and teachers. Others are pursuing MAs and PhDs in a variety of disciplines or are obtaining law and medical degrees.

Financial Aid

LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies minors can apply for the Louis Crompton scholarship. See the Crompton scholarship page for more information. 

The Degree

A minor requires 18 hours of course work, including Introduction to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies and courses from a variety of disciplines.


Minor requirements and a complete list of courses can be found on the LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies Minor Requirements page.

Lindsay Kerns Colloquium Talk Spring 2010

UNL students meet with visiting scholar and activist Sarah Schulman in the LGBTQA Resource Center.

Why Study At UNL?

If you are interested in the study of sexuality, like flexibility in your college career, and want to take classes you are passionate about, then UNL's LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies is for you. The minor is rigorous yet flexible, and students can choose from more than 18 courses from over ten disciplines. Our students often say that adding a minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies enriches their major field of study, giving them the focus, determination, and inspiration to pursue a career they love.

Get Involved

Students can also join the student group and get involved in UNL's LGBTQA Programs, Services & Resource Center.

Student Group

Spectrum UNL is dedicated to the promotion and wellness of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied students and staff.


Our award-winning faculty regularly work with students through the UCARE and McNair Programs. The UCARE program creates intellectual partnerships between UNL faculty and undergraduates by providing funds for research. UNL's McNair Scholars Program encourages students to pursue graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.


We strongly encourage students to do an internship at some point during their academic career. Previous students have found them an excellent way to find out what kind of work they might want to do after graduation, and to make connections with people in the community interested in working on LGBTQ/Sexuality issues. See the Undergraduate Internship page for more information.


Professor Rose Holz
317A Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588

Check This Out

The Daily Nebraskan featured a story about Lincoln's LGBTQ Book Club, founded by Graduate Specialization student Steven Soebbing.

Women's and Gender Studies and the LGBTQA Resource Center hosted scholar and activist Sarah Schulman who spoke about her work with ACT-UP and her scholarship on LGBTQ issues.

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