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Earth Systems Program

Investigate the complex interaction of humans and nature.

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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.

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.

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Careers

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

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Earth Systems Program news

Haas Center adapts to the pandemic

Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service has connected students to remote learning, service and career opportunities – from Darel Scott, Earth systems BS ’17, MS ’19, speaking during a mini career fair to the class Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (GEOPHYS 218Z), for which instructors arranged remote collaborations with local governments and nonprofits.

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Earth systems student receives Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

David Tattoni was honored for “Riparian Avifauna of the San Francisco Bay Region: Population Dynamics and Future Outlooks with Anthropogenic Climate Change,” which was among the top 10 percent of honors theses completed this year.

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Fiona O'Keefe named Academic All-American

Earth systems senior Fiona O'Keefe has been named an Academic All-American for track and field and cross country by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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Summer reading: Illuminating our planet and paths toward sustainability

Faculty at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences recommend these 24 books for your summer reading.

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