Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

College of Arts and Humanities
2101 Woods Hall
Phone: 301-405-6877

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate and a minor in LGBTQ Studies. These programs are designed to examine the lives, experiences, identities and representations of LGBTQ persons, those who are today described as having a minority sexual orientation or who are gender transgressive.

The university has two scholarships specifically related to LGBTQ studies and LGBTQ issues: The Rodler/Wood Scholarship is awarded annually based on one or more of the following criteria: demonstrated financial need, hardship based on sexual orientation, academic interest in LGBT Studies, and extracurricular activities on behalf of LGBT issues. The Novak Family TerpStart Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student participating in the department's LGBTQ Studies Program. 

For additional information, or to initiate the process of declaring the certificate or minor, please contact the undergraduate advisor at wgss@umd.edu or 301-405-6827.