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Applied Water Science (BSc)


Approved for September 2016 admissions.

Our Applied Water Science program will provide you with the tools and expertise to address how water resources, and how increasing demands and pressures upon these resources, are affected by climate change. You will be trained in the underlying scientific principles and theory pertaining to the physical, chemical and biological properties of water, as well as focus on how these scientific principles can be applied to improve the management and conservation of water and land resources.

Through a combination of theoretical training and practical work experience, you will contribute to society’s quest to improve the availability, security and reliability of human water supplies, while ensuring that water ecosystems are protected. You will develop analytical, quantitative, computing, and communication skills through a combination of extensive fieldwork, excursions and lecture/laboratory experiences.

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Applied Water Science

Program Highlights

  • Students looking for work-related experience in the water sciences may also qualify to participate in co-op, which will include two eight-month work placements in the water sector after year three.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Issues in Water 
and Environmental Health
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Field Methods in Applied Water Science
  • Source Water Protection and Risk Assessment


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, Biology and Chemistry all at 70%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Biology at 4.
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4. 
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

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