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Investigate the complex interaction of humans and nature

The Earth Systems Program is an interdisciplinary environmental science major and coterminal masters program. Students learn about and independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human activities in conjunction with natural changes in the Earth system.

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Student advising

One on one advising is a hallmark of our program. Meet with a friendly and knowledgeable student advisor, the Student Services Manager, or an Earth Systems faculty member to discuss your academic plans.

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Research opportunities

Learn more about our Earth Systems Scholars Award just for Earth Systems Program students.

Earth Systems Scholars Award

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Earth Systems alumni are highly competitive in the job market and find fulfilling, impactful positions throughout the world.

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