Environmental and Water Studies
Environmental and water studies include environmental engineering and science, environmental fluid mechanics, environmental planning, and hydrology. Course offerings permit intensive study in a single area or interrelated study between areas. Programs are flexible to foster interaction among students and encourage the development of individual programs. The Stanford laboratories for water quality control and environmental fluid mechanics are well equipped for advanced research and instruction.
Courses from other programs and departments complement these course offerings. Examples include Computer Science (numerical methods), Geological and Environmental Sciences (geostatistics, hydrogeology), Mechanical Engineering (applied math, experimental methods, fluid mechanics, heat transfer), Energy Resources Engineering (reservoir engineering, well-test analysis), and Statistics (probability and statistics). The major areas of specialization in the two programs, environmental engineering and science, and environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology, are described below. Admissions to these programs are handled separately; prospective students should indicate their preference on their application.