Specialization in Water Science

The Specialization in Water Science can be taken in conjunction with the Four-Year B.Sc. or B.Sc. Honours degrees in Geography.  The specialization is designed to provide students with a strong and structured physical understanding of the hydrological processes that affect the quantity and movement of surface and near-surface waters and the impacts of human activities on water supply and characteristics.  Opportunities exist within the Specialization for students to explore atmosphere - land surface interactions through the application of Geographic Information Science technology in hydrological modelling, to explore ecosystem interactions of water, and to better understand the linkages between water, landscape and climate.  Students are trained in the fundamental background and key practical skills required to address the emerging water problems in Canada.

Requirements (21 credit units)