EVST Major Requirements

Students admitted to the University of Cincinnati are welcome to declare Environmental Studies as their major. In addition to other requirements, EVST majors must complete a minor in an affiliated discipline.

In the first year, majors take EVST 1011 [Fall] and EVST 1012 [Spring]. Completion of this introductory sequence with a C- or better grade is a prerequisite for Ecology and Evolution [EVST 2084C].

The first year would also be the time to start taking the chemistry and/or math sequences needed for EVST - as well as the language, English, and other courses needed to fulfill College and University required foundational skills. Most 2000-level EVST electives do not have prerequisites and can therefore be taken in the first year. Many of these carry BoK codes that partially satisfy University General Education requirements.

In the Fall of the second year, students enroll in Ecology [EVST 2084C] and the professional development course, Research and Careers [EVST 2000].  A C- or better is required in these courses to continue onto the upper level electives, advanced topics, and capstone experience.

Requirements for the Major

  • Introductory Sequence [all required]

            EVST 1011: Introduction to Environmental Studies I (NS/SE)

            EVST 1012: Introduction to Environmental Studies II (NS)

            EVST 2000: Environmental Studies Research and Careers

            EVST 2084C: Ecology and Evolution

  • Five EVST electives [at least 3 from 3000-level & above] 
  • Interdisciplinary Topics [pick 2, junior-senior year]

            EVST 4011: Advanced Topic, Water

            EVST 4012: Advanced Topic, Biodiversity

            EVST 4013: Advanced Topic, Atmosphere and Climate

            EVST 4014: Advanced Topic, Urbanization

            EVST 4015: Advanced Topic, Energy

            EVST 4016: Advanced Topic, Food

            EVST 4017: Advanced Topic, Waste & Recycling

            EVST 4050: Advanced Topic, Environmental Justice

  • Capstone [senior-level]

            pick Fall EVST 5011 or Spring EVST 5012

  • Cognate Requirements

            quantitative sequence: one of the following

                 MATH 1044 & 1045

                 MATH 1061 & 1062

                 STAT 1034 or 1031 & MATH 1044 or 1061

            chemistry sequence with labs: CHEM 1040/1040L & CHEM 1041/1041L

  • EVST majors must minor in one of the allied disciplines

Optional Opportunities  Undergraduate Research [EVST 5025] and  Internships [EVST 5000]

2019-2020 EVST-BS Check Sheet

2020-2021 EVST-BS Check Sheet

2021-2022 EVST-BS Check Sheet

2021-2022 EVST-COOP Check Sheet