Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies

Are you passionate about social justice? Learn about the history and culture of sexual orientation and gender identities. You’ll study politics, film, literature and so much more. You’ll also boost your communication and writing skills along with becoming more self-empowered.

Careers in Law, Politics and Education

With strong communication skills and a passion for social justice, you could become anything from an artist to a journalist.

  • Start your career as a civil rights lawyer or work in public policy. You could also be a lobbyist or legislator.
  • Work as a healthcare professional. You could also be a psychotherapist or a gender and sexuality therapist.
  • You could be a teacher, or become a writer, musician or actor.

Academic Plan for LGBT Studies

The plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plan will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies—AA Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
LGBT 0010 1  
LGBT 0001 3  
LGBT 0002 3  
SOC 0015 or MATH 0013 or MATH 0018 3-4  
ENGL 0001A 4  
TOTAL 14-15  
Term 2
Course Units
ENGL 0016 3
PSYC 0130 3
COMM 0003 3
HIST 0018B 3
PHIL 0004 3
Term 3
Course Units
SSCI 0050 3
HUM 0005 3
WMST 0001 3
SOC 0001 3
AGRI 0200 or (ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 4
Term 4
Course Units Notes
HUM 0015 3

Other options for electives:

AAD 0079 recommended if interested in oral history projects.

Foreign Language course recommended if planning to transfer to a UC.

AAD 0012 3  
PSYC 0100 3  
ASTR 0007 3  
POLS 0001 3  
TOTAL 15