Department of Sexuality Studies

San Francisco State University is a pioneer in sexuality teaching and research in the United States with a 50-year history of advocating and teaching sexuality education, sexual literacy and social justice for all people. We offer a master’s degree in Sexuality Studies, an undergraduate minor in Sexuality Studies and an undergraduate minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. 

We take pride and pleasure in fostering camaraderie among students and faculty. At its best, Sexuality Studies is a community of scholars committed to recognizing and contending with the intellectual, political and emotional stakes of studying sexuality. We explore sexuality as it intersects with gender, race, class, ability, nation, and other categories of difference. Our work is shaped by feminist thought, queer studies and queer of color critique, critical race theories and methodological innovation.