Queer Studies

As of the fall 2021 semester, Weber State University is proud to be the first institution in Utah to offer a Queers Studies Minor which will be housed within the Women & Gender Studies Program!

Queer Studies (QS) is a minor program and Bachelor of Integrated Studies area of emphasis, which offers interdisciplinary, scholarly perspectives on the formation of sexuality and gender identity.  Instead of conceptualizing these topics as unchangeable and only biologically driven, QS approaches these topics as they relate to the social construction of and their critical intersections with other relations of power such as race, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion and age.
Faculty and students address questions within the context of a transnational world and from different disciplines, such as, but not limited to, history, literature, sociology, communication, psychology, social work, political science and cultural studies.


Requirement Summary

•    Program Prerequisites: A student’s program of study for the Queer Studies Minor must be approved by the Queer Studies Coordinator.
•    Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses used toward the minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable.)
•    Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 18 credit hours is required for this minor, 9 credits from core courses and 9 from electives.

Core and Elective Courses can be found in the University Catalog
















Declare your Minor:

To declare the Queer Studies minor, please complete the QS Declaration form.

For more informatioon, contact Dr. Melina Alexander.

Spring 2024

See Other WGS Courses for electives

Queer Theories

QS 3050

Wed. / Virtual

5:30 - 8:10 PM

LGBTQ in America 1945

QS 3100


LH 114

12:00 - 1:15 

Intro to Women & Gender and Queer Studies

WGS 1500

(5 courses)

 WSU Main, Davis & Online














For Additional Assistance:

Dr. Melina Alexander (WSG and QS Program Director) 

Dr. Teri Kay (QS Program Coordinator)

Dr. Richard Price (QS Program Coordinator) 

Roe Schoof (Administrative Specialist)