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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.

REQUIREMENTS - 24 credits (effective FW16/17)

  • AP/GL SXST 1600 9.00/1601 6.00/Introduction to Sexuality Studies
  • AP/GL SXST 2600 6.00/Critical Foundations in Sexuality Studies
  • AP/GL Any 6 credits from core SXST Electives
  • AP/GL Any 3rd or 4th year core or non-core SXST course

Of the 12 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 6 must be earned in core courses and a minimum of 6 (core or non-core) must be earned at the 3000- or 4000-level. Normally, students will not enrol 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 towards the certificate.

For purposes of meeting certificate requirements, all nine-credit general education (Foundation) courses will count as 6 credits towards the certificate.

Graduating with a certificate: Except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit an application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar's Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the academic standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.