Sexuality Studies

Are you fascinated by how sexuality is interpreted, exhibited and examined by different cultures and societies? Do you want to explore questions related to how sexuality influences societies and how societal evolution, in turn, affects and influences the idea of sexuality. The Sexuality Studies major at York is only one of two such undergraduate programs in Canada. The program will expose you to concepts as “intersectionality”, allowing you to investigate the intersection of sexuality and age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and other social concepts that define who we are. Finally, you will be able to study how sexuality is expressed and defined by different cultures and different communities.

Career Options in Sexuality Studies

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Sexuality Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Sexuality Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Sexuality Studies than others.

  • Activist
  • Author
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Client Support Specialist
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Community Educator
  • Corporate Advisor
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Editor
  • Education Policy Consultant
  • Doctor
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • International Aid Worker
  • Journalist
  • Law Enforcement Worker
  • Lawyer
  • LGBT Community Spokesperson
  • LGBT Right Advocate
  • Life Coach
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mental Health Worker
  • LGBT Right Advocate
  • Life Coach
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Sexologist
  • Social Worker
  • Sex Educator
  • Television Producer
  • Therapist
  • Talk Show Host
  • Women’s Rights Activist

Note: It is important to remember that some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above please consult the Career Cruising website, available to York University students using their Passport York account through You can also visit the National Occupational Classification website, available at