The LGBT/Queer Studies minor provides students the opportunity to explore how various political, social, and cultural definitions of sexual identities and their expression have been constructed and challenged in different places and points in time.  Attention is given to queer politics, and interactions with nation, race, ethnicity, and gender. A minor in LGBT/Queer Studies provides complementary tools for many majors in the humanities, arts, and sciences.

To declare the minor, fill out the Intent to Pursue a Minor form and email it to or bring it to GWS at 1205 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801. To speak with the GWS Advisor, email Tasha Robles at

Hours Course Requirements*
9 Approved electives, choose from:

Area electives at any level. 

18 Total Hours Required