The Earth System Science department does not have an undergraduate program. However, many of its faculty teach in the popular, interdisciplinary Earth Systems Program, which offers a BS and co-terminal MS degree. The program is a model for cross-disciplinary education, engaging faculty throughout the university in the teaching of global environmental challenges, integrated Earth Systems processes, sustainable practices, and solutions to environmental problems. Visit the Earth Systems Program page for more information.
Learning by Doing in Alaska
A sophomore college experience
See what it's like
Get a taste of In the age of the Anthropocene: Coupled human natural systems of southeast Alaska, a powerful, immersive course at the edge of wilderness (above). The field learning, led by Earth System Science professor Rob Dunbar, aims to help Stanford students understand the connections between humans, nature and sustainability. And check out the experience of students in Dunbar's Ecology and management of coral reefs in Palau course (below).
Students explore Palau's extensive coral reefs in a sophomore college field course