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Water Resource Science Programs

The degree program in water resource science offers students the possibility of enrolment in an interdisciplinary course of study with emphasis on the scientific understanding of aquatic systems. Natural systems are composed of interacting individual elements which are studied by biologists, geographers, geologists and chemists. A holistic approach to understanding the interacting roles of various elements in a natural system must incorporate knowledge from each of these disciplines. The structuring of the Water Resource Science program accomplishes this by providing the student with a well-rounded knowledge base.

Students wishing to pursue the HBSc (Water Resource Science) Specialization in Applied Environmental Water Management must complete Year 2 of their degree program at Confederation College in the second year of the Environmental Technician Diploma program. This is a limited enrolment program. Upon successful completion of year four at Lakehead University the student will receive:

1) HBSc Degree in Water Resource Science from Lakehead University
2) Environmental Technician Diploma from Confederation College

The successful graduate will also be eligible to obtain certification as a Water and Wastewater operator in training (OIT) and Entry Level Drinking Water Operator (Ontario Provincial Certification). While at the College the student may also have the opportunity to enroll in a co-op option.

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The following Water Resource Science program offerings are available:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major)(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major with Specialization in Applied Environmental Water Management) (TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Durham College(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Fanshawe College(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Fleming College(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Georgian College(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Centennial College(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Loyalist College(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major) - Transfer - Seneca College(TB)