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School of Earth Sciences

Dean: Pamela A. Matson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity: Stephan A. Graham

Assistant Dean for Student Services and Diversity: Roni Holeton

The School of Earth Sciences includes the departments of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Energy Resources Engineering (formerly Petroleum Engineering), and Environmental Earth System Science; and three interdisciplinary programs: the Earth Systems undergraduate program, the Emmett Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and the graduate-level Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (EEES). The Earth Systems Program and E-IPER offer study of biophysical and social dimensions of environment and resources, while EEES is intended for students working across departments and disciplines within the School of Earth Sciences.

The aims of the school are (1) to prepare students for careers in the fields of biogeochemistry, climate science, energy resource engineering, environmental science, geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, geophysics, geostatistics, hydrogeology, land science, oceanography, petroleum engineering, and petroleum geology; (2) to conduct research in the Earth sciences; and (3) to provide opportunities for Stanford undergraduates to learn about the planet's history, to understand the energy and resource base that supports humanity, to appreciate the geological and geophysical hazards that affect human societies, and to understand the challenges and solutions related to the environment and sustainability.

To accomplish these objectives, the school offers a variety of programs adaptable to the needs of the individual student: four-year undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.); five-year programs leading to the coterminal Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (M.S.); and graduate programs offering the degrees of Master of Science, Engineer, and Doctor of Philosophy as described below. Details of individual degree programs are found in the section for each department or program.

Courses offered by the School of Earth Sciences are listed under the subject code EARTHSCI on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

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