Housed in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, Systems Ecology (SE) is an intercollegiate graduate degree program that emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to understanding ecological and human systems. SE is an ideal fit for students interested in understanding the biological, physical, chemical, and human processes that shape social-ecological systems across spatial and temporal scales. SE has a diverse faculty, a unique graduate curriculum, and each student does their own independent thesis work. Both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in SE promote an understanding of ecological systems and problem solving, provides students with knowledge about linkages between natural and social domains at multiple scales, and helps students sharpen the skills they need to engage in an increasingly complex world.