Freshwater Science

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

This program will prepare you for careers related to inland aquatic ecosystems. You'll study water quality and quantity, aquatic organisms, and the health of aquatic ecosystems, and take courses such as "Introduction to Hydrology," "Weather and Climate," and "Freshwater Resource Issues and Management."

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Freshwater Science integrates aquatic aspects of biology, chemistry, geography, and earth and environmental sciences. You will study water quality and quantity, aquatic organisms, and the health of aquatic ecosystems.

As a graduate of the program, you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with future national and international freshwater environmental problems – in both water quality and quantity.

Experiential learning and research

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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