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Sexuality Studies Certificate

Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Sexuality Studies

The Sexuality Studies certificate offers interdisciplinary training in sexuality studies to York students, professionals, activists and community leaders.  Everyone, regardless of educational background and training is eligible to apply to the program. The certificate provides those who are interested in doing (or who currently do) sexuality studies work, activism and/or community outreach with theoretical and applied knowledge along with university credentials. 

Current York students may complete the requirements of the certificate while they pursue degrees in other York programs. The certificate program is also open to students who have already completed a university degree program. Applicants without prior university education may apply to be admitted to the direct-entry certificate program through York University’s mature student application process.

Students must complete 24 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 12 credits in primary or secondary courses.

Of the 12 credits earned in primary or secondary courses, a minimum of 6 must be earned in primary courses and a minimum of 6 (primary or secondary) must be earned at the 3000 or 4000 level. Normally, students will not enroll in SXST 2600 and SXST 4600 in the same academic year. Note that credits used toward another program’s major or minor may also be used to complete the requirements of the certificate program.