About the Human Sexuality Minor
The Human Sexuality minor at CSUN is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a comprehensive approach to understanding human sexuality.
In 1978, CSUN became the first university to offer an undergraduate minor in human sexuality.
The minor grew out of major societal changes from the sexual revolution of the 1960s, augmented in the 1970s by the literature of philosophers and writers. By the late 1970s, university programs in human sexuality reflected many human sexuality and gender studies programs. The need for robust discourse became especially important after the late 1980s as a direct consequence of the AIDS epidemic.
Today, the minor takes a health, social sciences, and humanities approach. The minor is intended to provide students with an interdisciplinary field of study in human sexuality that will prepare them for careers in a variety of settings. The minor is intended to complement undergraduate majors for students who wish to take courses in areas of sexuality as part of their liberal arts education. With proper advising, it is possible for students to use courses within the minor to fulfill major and General Education requirements.