The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Freshwater Science

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
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.
URL:Freshwater Science at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,659

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*67

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Geology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 

BC/Yukon secondary school diploma or equivalent. Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 with minimum of 67%. Two other approved Grade 12 courses including at least one of: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, Geography 12, or Physics 12. Minimum average of 67%. Chemistry 11 required but not included in calculation of average.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on March 02, 2017

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