Stanford University
Girl overlooking mountain lake

Earth Systems Program

Investigate the complex interaction of humans and nature.

Photo by Hannah Shabb

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.

Navigate to item

Research opportunities

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

Navigate to item

Careers

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

Navigate to item

Events related to Earth Systems Program

Earth Systems Program news

Paula Welander receives Stanford Earth Excellence in DEI Award

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.

Navigate to Paula Welander receives Stanford Earth Excellence in DEI Award

Stanford Earth graduates: Stay engaged, remain hopeful, keep learning

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.

Navigate to Stanford Earth graduates: Stay engaged, remain hopeful, keep learning

Stanford Global Studies student photo contest winners

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. 

 

Navigate to Stanford Global Studies student photo contest winners

Stanford team wins 2022 EnergyTech University prize with battery recycling business plan

A business plan developed by Stanford undergraduates to commercialize the recycling of lithium cobalt oxide batteries wins the 2022 EnergyTech University prize.

Navigate to Stanford team wins 2022 EnergyTech University prize with battery recycling business plan
IconsList of icons used on the sitemaillinkedindouble carrot leftarrow leftdouble carrotplayerinstagramclosecarrotquotefacebooktwitterplusminussearchmenuarrowcloudclock