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Students admitted to the University of Cincinnati can declare Environmental Studies as their minor. There are two separate options for minoring in the EVST program.  The environmental studies minor (EVST) is similar to the major, while the environmental policy and planning minor (EVAP) has a more select set of requirements.

In the first year, all minors need to take EVST 1011 [Fall] and EVST 1012 [Spring]. Completion of this introductory sequence is a prerequisite for other required and elective courses. EVST minors are then required to take EVST 2084C and one of the Advanced Topic Courses, EVST 4011, 4012, 4013, or 4014.  EVAP minors, instead, take EVST 6001. Both minors then go on to take five EVST elective courses.

Requirements for the EVST Minor

  • Introductory Sequence
    EVST 1011: Introduction to Environmental Studies I (NS/SE)
    EVST 1012: Introduction to Environmental Studies II (NS)
    EVST/BIOL 2084C: Ecology and Evolution
  • Five EVST electives [at least 3 from 3000-level & above]  
  • Interdisciplinary Topics [pick 1, junior-senior year]
    EVST 4011: Advanced Topic: Water
    EVST 4012: Advanced Topic: Biodiversity
    EVST 4013: Advanced Topic: Air
    EVST 4014: Advanced Topic: Urbanization
    EVST 4015: Advanced Topic: Energy
    EVST 4016: Advanced Topic: Food

Requirements for the EVAP Minor

  • Introductory Sequence [all required]
    EVST 1011: Introduction to Environmental Studies I (NS/SE)
    EVST 1012: Introduction to Environmental Studies II (NS)
    EVST 6001: Global Environmental Law and Policy
  • Two Natural Science electives [at least 1 from 3000-level & above]                                                 Choose from: EVST 2014, EVST 2020C, EVST 2025, EVST 2040, EVST 2043, EVST 2082C, EVST 3014,   EVST 3033, EVST 3035, EVST 6002, EVST 6010, EVST 6025
  • Three Humanities & Social Sciences electives [at least two at 3000 level and above]                      Choose from: EVST 2023, EVST 2024, EVST 2031, EVST 3007, EVST 3009, EVST 3027, EVST 3031, EVST 3040, EVST 3072, EVST 3085,  EVST 4010, EVST 6000, EVST 6032, EVST 6026,  PLAN 6035,        
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