|Faculty:||Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
|Field of Study:||Hydrology and Water Resources Science
|Description:||Integrates and synthesizes aquatic aspects of biology, chemistry, geography, and earth and environmental sciences. Students study water quality and quantity, aquatic organisms, and the health of aquatic ecosystems. In their fourth year, all students undertake an individual project in their area of interest and participate in a group research project under the direction of the program coordinator. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with future national and international freshwater environmental problems — both in water quality and quantity. In addition to employment in freshwater and environmental sectors, graduates will be prepared for graduate study and research in freshwater science.
The Freshwater Science Honours program is designed for dedicated students desiring a recognized research component in their degree. This program is recommended for students intending to pursue graduate study in the field.