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Departments & Programs


Prospective Students

Professor Anthony Kovscek and Research Associate Tom Tang discuss their experiment examining the movement of CO2 through coal.

Whether you're a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SES) is rich with opportunities.

Through our four departments, we offer disciplinary study in Energy Resources Engineering, Environmental Earth System Science, Geological and Environmental Sciences, and Geophysics, and interdisciplinary study in the undergraduate Earth Systems Program and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) for graduate students.

If you are interested in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences programs, we encourage you to explore our departments, interdisciplinary programs, faculty and research areas.

Undergraduate Programs

Any undergraduate student admitted to Stanford may declare a major in one of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences departments or the interdisciplinary Earth Systems Program by contacting the appropriate department or program office.
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Graduate Programs

Students who wish to enroll for graduate work in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences must be qualified for graduate standing in the university and must be accepted by one of the school's four departments or E-IPER. We encourage you to explore our departments and programs, and to contact individual faculty members in your areas of interest.
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For additional information about ERE admissions, please contact ERE Admissions, Academic Administrator, telephone (650) 498-9339.