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Water Resource Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Thunder Bay, Canada
Water Resource Science (Hons) from Lakehead University is the only undergraduate program of its kind in Canada, and will provide you with the necessary skills and scientific knowledge to protect and advocate for our most valuable resource.
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Overview

Water Resource Science (Hons) from Lakehead University curriculum is designed to give you the opportunity to look at wetland, lake, river and groundwater systems from various perspectives, and explore their interconnectedness. In addition to the program's unique subject matter, its interdisciplinary nature and focus on hands-on, field-based learning sets it apart from other environmental studies and environmental sciences programs across Canada. 

Careers

  • Drainage Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Water and Sewer Engineer
  • Environmental Technician
  • Hydrological Engineer
  • Public Works Manager
  • River and Canal Works Engineer
  • Water Resources, Systems, or Treatment Engineer
  • Watershed Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Programs Manager
  • Geomatics
  • Fisheries
  • Limnology
  • Public Works Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall admission:

    • January 15 (for Ontario High School Applicants) 
    • March 1 (for College Transfer Applicants) 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Animal Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • The Environment
  • Indigenous Knowledge, Science and the Environment
  • Planet Earth with Laboratory
  • Crust of the Earth with Laboratory
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Canadian Forest Plant Species 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent  
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5984 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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National tuition:

  • 2nd year - $5,955.86
  • 3rd year - $5,915.30
  • 4th year - $5,389.29

Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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