Center for lesbian and Gay studies (CLAGS)
CLAGS was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research center dedicated to scholarly research and public discussion of issues surrounding LGBTQ Studies.
For lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer (LGBTQ) people, the twenty-first century has been marked by especially rapid social and political changes. Diverse issues of LGBTQ law, health, media, psychology, activism, and cultural production have risen to prominence nationally and globally, making the lives of LGBTQ people increasingly central to all social analysis. The City University of New York is committed to engaging these historic changes by offering students the opportunity to develop careers in this dynamic and emerging field of inquiry.
Through the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, students can receive an individualized degree specifically in LGBTQ Studies. Working closely with a mentor and drawing on the wide areas of faculty expertise in LGBTQ Studies across CUNY campuses, students can now develop an academic path that prepares them to contribute to LGBTQ progress in the world.
In addition to being able to pursue LGBTQ Studies as a program through the CUNY Baccalaureate program, many of our colleges offer courses and in some cases minors in LGBTQ Studies. Students interested in taking these courses on a campus other than their own may do so via the CUNY E-Permit program
In addition to the many courses offered in a wide range of graduate programs throughout CUNY, at the Graduate School and University Center, students may pursue a program in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies through the Master’s Program in Liberal Studies (MALS)