Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

School of Gender, Race, and Nations

150 Parkmill (PKM)


  • Graduate Certificate in Gender, Race, and Nations

The School of Gender, Race and Nations (SGRN) is comprised of four units: Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This collaboration is interdisciplinary at its core. The overarching areas evident in the school's name feature the rich constellation of interlocking and challenging factors key to understanding our society and making changes for a more socially just future. Our goal is to create a space for excellence in studies and research of culture, race, ethnicity, sovereignty, nation, migration, class, gender and sexuality. The School of Gender, Race and Nations offers a graduate certificate. Those who enroll in the GRN certificate program include those from existing graduate programs and professionals seeking additional grounding in such studies.

These are the programs offered in the four SGRN units. Full details can be found on their individual websites.

Black Studies

  • B.A., B.S. in Black Studies
  • Minor in Black Studies
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Black Studies

Chicano/Latino Studies

  • Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies

Indigenous Nations Studies

  • B.A., B.S. in Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies
  • Minor in Indigenous Nations Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • B.A., B.S.—Women's Studies
  • B.A., B.S.—Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies
  • Minor in Women's Studies
  • Minor in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies
  • Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Women's Studies