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Undergraduate Experience

Know your planet

Every student should leave Stanford knowing something about the planet they live on and how it can be sustained for their lifetime and future generations. Undergraduates may take just one course, register for a field trip, or go on to major.

Many of the most pressing problems facing humanity today involve Earth and its resources. At Stanford Earth, you can learn about processes and issues surrounding energy, freshwater and food, the impacts of climate change and natural hazards, the distribution of natural resources, and the history of our planet. You will also gain valuable data analytic skills along the way.  

Undergraduate degree programs

At Stanford Earth, students may major in one of four undergraduate degree programs.

What we offer

At Stanford Earth, undergraduates can engage in field learning on all 7 continents. They have access to a wide range of opportunities from one-credit intro classes to advanced computational geoscience instruction and research with faculty.

Field learning

Stanford students study the Earth on all seven continents and the oceans.

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Research projects

Undergraduates can participate in research with faculty year around.

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Data science skills

Students can learn data analytics and computational geoscience.

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Spring quarter courses

We're excited to be seeing you on campus for Spring quarter. Check out our diverse selection of courses for Stanford students.

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Meet our undergraduate peer advisors

Want to learn more about opportunities with Stanford Earth? Speak with a peer advisor!

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Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest

A Sophomore College undergraduate field learning course


A Stanford Earth education offers a versatile foundation. See where our programs can lead you.

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Anahid Babekian
Anahid Babekian

For more information...

...about the Earth Systems Program, the largest undergraduate degree program in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, contact student services officer Anahid Babekian at or +1 650-725-7427.


Audrey Yau
Audrey Yau

For more information...

...about our undergraduate majors in Geophysics, Geological Sciences, or Energy Resources Engineering, or our graduate degree programs, contact Audrey Yau, Educational Affairs Program Director in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at or +1 650-497-0942.


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