Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Garden City

Explore how ideas about gender and sexuality shape social roles, laws, institutions and creative work.

The gender and sexuality studies minor is an interdisciplinary studies program.

Why Earn a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies?

A minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies offers students an understanding of gender- and sexuality-related issues throughout history and in modern times–from gender roles and stereotypes to the social organization and politicization of human sexuality. You will analyze how race, class, social-economic status, and other factors intersect with gender and sexuality and influence the ideas and practices that surround them.

Why Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Adelphi?

  • Our program analyzes the structural and cultural underpinnings of stereotyping, sexism, heteronormativity and inequality—and how they intersect with other identities. This makes our minor valuable if you are entering any professional field that values diversity, equity and inclusion.
  •  Take advantage of our interdisciplinary approach. You can choose what interests you, from Media and Gender to Feminist Theory and Practice to Reading Gender and Sexualities.
  • Our minor can help prepare you for how gender and sexuality issues may figure into personal decisions you will face that are connected to family and relationships.

Adelphi gave me the confidence to speak up and really say what I believed in the classroom. I never had a professor dismiss anything I had to say. This gave me a confidence that I carry with me now and helped me find my voice that I have in my professional life.

Nikki Kateman ’10 political science major and gender studies minor; political and communications director of Local 338 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/United Food and Commercial Workers Union
$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

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Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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