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B.Sc. On Campus

Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies

Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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Students in the Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies major at Portland State University experience a unique blend of theory, critical analysis, interdisciplinary coursework, and relevant real-world experience. 

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This program provides a complete and nuanced education in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies . This gives the opportunity to study different academic areas alongside one another. The major provides students with a holistic view of the discipline. It encourages students to integrate courses from other departments into the major electives.


The  Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies major at Portland State University  provides a blend of coursework, community involvement, and close connections with faculty. This means students graduate ready to fill a wide variety of roles. Our alumni have gone on to careers in:

  • Community Activism and Government: Our students land jobs with organizations like Multnomah County, Portland Public Schools, and regional public health organizations.
  • Youth Programs: Graduates of our program work for nonprofit organizations that work with LGBTQ+ youth and other marginalized young people.
  • Social Justice and Law: Sexuality, gender and queers studies major get jobs doing research or the law. They work to support the rights and liberties of LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities.
  • Social Work: Our graduates sometimes pursue careers at organizations that provide resources and support to at-risk populations.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the US
  • Histories of Sexualities
  • Queer of Color Theorizing and Perspectives
  • Topics in Transnational Sexuality Studies
  • Feminist Theory & Methodology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Practicum
  • Experiential Learning Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29286 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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