Welcome to the Certificate in Sexuality Studies!

Ignite change as part of an exciting, close-knit community of internationally known activists, writers, scholars and teachers who are producing new ways of thinking about sex, gender and sexuality — all of which play a huge role in how our world shapes itself. You’ll develop an informed understanding of all aspects of sexuality within a supportive bilingual setting that hones your language abilities, adding unique value to your degree. In this flexible, well-rounded program, you’ll also gain important insights on sexuality from numerous disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, political science and sociology. And you’ll gain key skills — communication, teamwork, critical thinking — that are essential for any career path you choose. 

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Skills You'll Learn

  • Understand the political and social issues of Sexuality Studies and debates in different cultures, religions and histories  
  • Gain exposure to the artistic, cultural, economic, literary and psychological aspects of sexuality  
  • Become familiar with core issues in contemporary Sexuality Studies and important debates in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual communities 


As a Sexuality Studies graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:  

  • Adult education teacher 
  • Social worker  
  • Child development specialist 
  • Sex educator  
  • Education policy consultant  
  • Therapist  
  • Life coach  
  • Women’s rights activist  
  • Public policy analyst 

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Sexuality Studies. 

Hands-On Experiences

Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Sexuality Studies students. 

  • Join SexGen, a program at Keele Campus that addresses sexual and gender diversity in university policy, academics and the general university environment 
  • Visit our Glendon Women and Trans Centre, which offers resources, seminars and activities 
  • Participate in a club, such as the Glendon Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Organization, Feminist Action!, Black Women Bridging Borders and the Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line 

Admission Requirements

This certificate is open to the following applicants: 

  • Current York students who are not in the Sexuality Studies degree program, or 
  • New applicants to York who do not hold a university degree in a sexuality studies-related discipline. 

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Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are published experts and actively working in the field

Amar Wahab

Founders College, 206B
416-736-2100 Ext: 20904

Nick Mulé

Ross Building, S825
416-736-2100 Ext: 66325

Michael Palamarek


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