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 [EVST2084C].

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 [EVST2000].  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
  • Capstone [senior-level]
    pick Fall EVST 5011 or Spring EVST 5012
    must be concurrently enrolled in one of the interdisciplinary topics
  • 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]

EVST Check Sheet