San Diego State University will begin offering an undergraduate degree in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies next year.
School officials say SDSU will become only the second college in the nation to offer a major in the field.
“It’s definitely a growing area of scholarship and is taken very seriously, especially at the graduate level,” said Jennifer Ruark, a deputy managing editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education, who has tracked the evolution of LGBT studies.
“At many places, these classes are part of the gender studies or women’s studies majors at the undergraduate level.”
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