In Fall 2010, the National Research Council ranked UCI ESS as one of the country's top 3 Earth Science research doctorate programs. Today, ESS continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most influential Earth System Science departments in the nation.
"I'm doing ecosystem research that requires snowshoeing in the Sierra winter and trekking through the Mojave summer. I feel very lucky to have the chance to do something that's not only ridiculously fun but potentially important to understanding global change." - ESS Graduate Student
"This major is definitely needed today when you consider the current unsustainable energy policies and practices, failing ecosystems and pollution. I hope to make a positive contribution to at least some of these issues to the benefit of humanity." - ESS Undergraduate student.
Read about ESS scientific breakthroughs, faculty and student profiles, department updates, fieldwork experiences, and more in our quarterly newsletter The Dynamic Earth.