Focuses on human interaction with and impact on the environment. Coursework in environmental policy and economics, sustainable development, natural and human-driven change, and social entrepreneurship.
Explores biological systems and how human activities affect biological, ecological, and biogeochemical cycles. Coursework investigates ecosystems and society, conservation biology, ecology, and biogeochemistry.
Energy, Science & Technology:
Investigates renewable and depletable energy resources, technology options for improved efficiency, and policy solutions to energy challenges.
Land Systems and Land Use:
Examines terrestrial ecology, land use, and land change driven by human activities and addressed by governmental policy. Students develop expertise in a focus area of land, water, or urban planning.
Builds understanding of ocean systems through a focus on ocean physics, marine biology and chemistry, and remote sensing. A required and seminal track experience is a quarter away at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford in Australia, or Stanford@SEA.