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Departments

The School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences is home to four departments, offering a range of graduate and undergraduate degrees. To find out more, visit the departments sites below, or browse our undergraduate and graduate offerings.

Department of Energy Resources Engineering (ERE)

Energy Resources Engineering builds on a foundation of engineering principles to explore Earth's energy resources, including optimizing oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs, carbon capture and sequestration, efficient geothermal engineering, clean and efficient energy conversions, and renewable energy systems.

Undergraduate degrees awarded: BS, coterminal BS and MS

Graduate degrees awarded: MS, Engineer, and PhD in Energy Resources Engineering; MS and PhD in Petroleum Engineering

Department of Environmental Earth System Science (EESS)

Environmental Earth System Science works to understand, predict, and respond to human-caused and natural environmental change at local to global scales. To do so, the department investigates the complexity of the global system, including the interactions, synergies, and feedbacks that link the oceans, atmosphere, land surfaces, and freshwater systems.

Graduate degrees awarded: MS and PhD

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences (GES)

Geological and Environmental Sciences focuses on the history and structure of the Earth, the physics and chemistry of Earth materials, the processes that cycle those materials on a global scale, and the interaction of human activities with geological processes and resources.

Undergraduate degrees awarded: BS, coterminal BS and MS

Graduate degrees awarded: MS, Engineer, and PhD

Department of Geophysics

Geophysics combines the principles of physics and geology to explore the Earth using seismic waves, electromagnetic fields, satellite data, and rock physics to address questions about global Earth structure, earthquakes and fault mechanics, volcanic processes, surface deformation, and groundwater contamination.

Undergraduate degrees awarded: BS, coterminal BS and MS, geophysics concentration for students majoring in physics

Graduate degrees awarded: MS and PhD

For additional information, please contact Roni Holeton, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at (650) 721-3383 or roni@stanford.edu