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Gay and lesbian studies is a program that focuses on homosexuality in history, society, politics, and cultural life; usually with an emphasis on the modern emergence of gays and lesbians as a sociocultural minority movement, the identification of social, literary, and artistic themes and the definition of, and public policy and legal issues surrounding, the gay and lesbian community.
Careers for program graduates
Gay and lesbian studies majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Have completions for area, ethnic, and civilization studies changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
How are students who recently completed a degree in gay and lesbian studies doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field ethnic studies, which includes
gay and lesbian studies.
Recommended Careers for area, ethnic, and civilization studies majors
Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our Career Explorer and learn more about paths to your best career.
Explore schools that offer gay and lesbian studies degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
Offering this program at this level
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Only schools in these states
12 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
Careers for area, ethnic, and civilization studies majors
area, ethnic, and civilization studies is part of a larger collection of programs: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies. Is there a different program that's close to area, ethnic, and civilization studies that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all gay and lesbian studies graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 62% of other programs.