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Applied Water Science (BSc)

Applied Water Science (BSc)


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Receive interdisciplinary training in the underlying scientific principles and theory pertaining to the physical, chemical and biological properties of water.

Our Applied Water Science program focuses on how these scientific principles can be applied to improve the management and conservation of water and land resources.


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.
  • You will have opportunities to strengthen communication skills through a combination of extensive fieldwork, excursions and lecture/laboratory experiences.

Sample Courses

  • Issues in Water 
and Environmental Health
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Source Water Protection and Risk Assessment
  • Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
  • Climate Change
  • Critical Analysis of Applied Water Science and Environmental Health
  • Water Policy and Legislation
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Field Methods in Applied Water Science


  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, Biology and Chemistry each at 70%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

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

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

Students in the Applied Water Science program may be interested in completing a minor in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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