The School of Sustainability will open Sept. 1 with 90 Stanford faculty coming from other departments with 60 positions to be added later, the university said. The initial push will be in four areas: energy systems, climate, sustainable development and environmental justice.
The first students will come over from the existing school of earth sciences, which will be folded into the new school, along with its faculty.
Undergraduates may declare majors in disciplines to include the oceans, civil and environmental engineering, climate science, and global and environmental policy. There will be an undergraduate bachelor of science degree along with master’s and doctorate degrees. The first degrees will be conferred in June 2023.