The Five College queer, trans, and sexuality studies certificate provides undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue a course of study that critically examines the relationship among sexual and gender identities, experiences, cultures, and communities in a wide range of historical and political contexts.

Working across disciplines, students take courses in a variety of fields. The certificate also leads students to investigate how nonnormative and normative genders and sexualities intersect with other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, and nationality.