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Degree Options & Requirements

Beyond choosing to study Sexuality Studies, you’ve got the option to customize how you study. You can choose the length and depth of specialization within your degree — whether it’s a three-year bachelor’s or more intensive four-year honours bachelor’s program. If you’re weighing two subjects of interest but can’t make a decision, you’re able to declare a major, which would be your primary area of study, as well as a minor, or secondary subject. Or give them equal billing and go for a double major.Whatever path you envision, you’ll have choices to accommodate you along the way.

Not sure which courses you need to enrol in to complete the requirements for your degree? The checklists below are intended as guides to help you select which courses you need to take.

NOTE: Choose the checklist for the year you began your study, as they are updated often. These checklists do not provide official confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. To find out which courses you have already completed toward your degree, use the Degree Progress Report. For more help, contact your academic advisor.


Bachelor's (BA)

Students must complete 30 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 18 credits in core/non-core courses.

Of the 18 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 12 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.


Honours BA

Students must complete 42 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 30 credits in core/non-core courses.

Of the 30 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 18 must be earned in core courses, a minimum of 18 must be earned at the 3000 or 4000 level, and a minimum of 6 must be earned at the 4000 level. Normally, students will not enrol in SXST 2600 and SXST 4600 in the same academic year.


Specialized Honours BA

Students must complete 54 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 42 credits in core/non-core courses.

Of the 42 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 30 must be earned in core courses, a minimum of 30 must be earned at the 3000 or 4000 level, and a minimum of 12 must be earned at the 4000 level. Normally, students will not enrol in SXST 2600 and SXST 4600 in the same academic year.


Honours Double Major BA

In addition to requirements of the other program, students must complete 54 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 42 credits in core/non-core courses.

Of the 42 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 30 must be earned in core courses, a minimum of 30 must be earned at the 3000 or 4000 level, and a minimum of 12 must be earned at the 4000 level. Normally, students will not enrol in SXST 2600 and SXST 4600 in the same academic year.


Honours Major/Minor BA

In addition to requirements of the other program, students must complete 54 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 42 credits in core/non-core courses.

Of the 42 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 30 must be earned in core courses, a minimum of 30 must be earned at the 3000 or 4000 level, and a minimum of 12 must be earned at the 4000 level. Normally, students will not enrol in SXST 2600 and SXST 4600 in the same academic year.


Honours Minor BA

Students must complete 30 credits, including:

  • SXST 2600 6.0: Introduction to Critical Sexualities;
  • SXST 4600 6.0: Advanced Seminar in Sexualities;
  • A minimum of 18 credits in core/non-core courses.

Of the 18 credits earned in core or non-core courses, a minimum of 12 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.


Sexuality Studies Certificate

Except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Click here to learn more about the Sexuality Studies Certificate.

International Bachelors (iBA) Options


Honours iBA

Students must complete the requirements of the Honours BA Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant IBA requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses chosen outside the major; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in a modern language offered by York University (including six credits of an advanced-level course in the chosen language).


Honours iBA Bilingual

Available at Glendon Only

Students must complete the requirements of the Honours BA Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant Glendon requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French) at Glendon (French as a second language and/or in English as a second language at the 2000 level or above or in discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement).


Honours iBA Trilingual

Available at Glendon Only

Students must complete the requirements of the Honours BA Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant Glendon requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French) at Glendon (French as a second language and/or in English as a second language at the 2000 level or above or in discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement); at least 18 credits in Hispanic Studies (including GL/SP 2610 6.0 or six credits of an advanced level course) or 18 credits in a modern language offered by York University (including six credits of an advanced-level course in the chosen language).


Honours Major/Minor iBA

Students must complete the requirements of the Honours BA Major/Minor (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant IBA requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses chosen outside the major; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in a modern language offered by York University (including six credits of an advanced-level course in the chosen language).


Honours Major/Minor and Double Major iBA (Bilingual)

Available at Glendon Only

Students must complete the requirements of the Honours BA Major/Minor or Honours BA Double Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant Glendon requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French) at Glendon (French as a second language and/or in English as a second language at the 2000 level or above or in discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement).


Honours Major/Minor and Double Major iBA (Trilingual)

Available at Glendon Only

Students must complete the requirements of the Honours BA Major/Minor or Honours BA Double Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant Glendon requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French) at Glendon (French as a second language and/or in English as a second language at the 2000 level or above or in discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement); at least 18 credits in Hispanic Studies (including GL/SP 2610 6.0 or six credits of an advanced level course) or 18 credits in a modern language offered by York University (including six credits of an advanced-level course in the chosen language).


Specialized Honours iBA (Bilingual)

Available at Glendon Only

Students must complete the requirements of the Specialized Honours BA Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant Glendon requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French) at Glendon (French as a second language and/or in English as a second language at the 2000 level or above or in discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement).


Specialized Honours iBA (Trilingual)

Available at Glendon Only

Students must complete the requirements of the Specialized Honours BA Major (see above). In addition, students must fulfill all of the relevant Glendon requirements: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses; at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement; at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French) at Glendon (French as a second language and/or in English as a second language at the 2000 level or above or in discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement); at least 18 credits in Hispanic Studies (including GL/SP 2610 6.0 or six credits of an advanced level course) or 18 credits in a modern language offered by York University (including six credits of an advanced-level course in the chosen language).