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 Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Description:Get your UBC degree in freshwater science, which integrates and synthesizes aquatic aspects of biology, chemistry, geography, and earth and environmental sciences.

Freshwater science is designed to give you a broad perspective on inland waters. The program concentrates on understanding the science behind emerging environmental issues facing society using a highly interdisciplinary approach. Emerging issues include: land-use/water interactions, toxicants in the aquatic environment, and potential effects of global climate change on aquatic environments and water resources. Students study aquatic chemistry, hydrology, aquatic organisms, and the health of aquatic ecosystems.
URL:Freshwater Science at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,396

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*67
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
Graduation from high school with a minimum average of 67% (or higher for many programs).

* 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 August 10, 2021