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.
Bachelor of Science (BS)
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.
Earth Systems Award Recipients
Learn more about our students who have received awards in Earth Systems.
Meet some of our community members
Investing in Sustainable Innovation
Rooted in community
Applying Science to Policy
Earth Systems alumni are highly competitive in the job market and find fulfilling, impactful positions throughout the world.
Earth Systems Program News
The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their role to create a more inclusive, just, and welcoming community at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.
More than any class before, the 2022 graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences are prepared to navigate uncertainties in the pursuit of a life that brings happiness and meaning, according to Dean Stephan Graham.
The annual Stanford Global Studies photo competition recognized 11 winning photographs – including several taken by Earth systems alumni – out of over 100 entries from all around the world.