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Course Offerings

Water science is highly integrative, encompassing the disciplines of atmospheric science, chemistry, physics, biology, physical geography, mathematics, and the social sciences. To tackle the significant challenges associated with escalating demand on water resources due to both rapidly increasing human population and changing climate, it is imperative that the university system offer programs that provide students with a thorough, broad-based understanding of the processes important in interpreting cause and effect.

During the four or five (co-op) academic years at Laurier, students enrolled in Water Science and Environmental Health take courses especially designed to provide an integrated overview of specific water-related issues. These courses are taught by a team of professors with expertise in biology, physical geography, chemistry and water policy-related matters.

Departments Offering Courses

As an interdisciplinary program, in addition to electives from a variety of departments, students are expected to take many courses from Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geography and Environmental Studies. See those pages for their current course offerings.

Be sure to also check the Water Science and Environmental Health program requirements for a recommended schedule.

Course Information

Course schedules are subject to change and should be checked on LORIS, where location information can also be found (search for "Water Science and Environmental Health"). Full, official academic information, including prerequisites and exclusions, can be found on the academic calendars. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate academic calendar.

Water Science and Environmental Health classes are held only on the Waterloo campus.

If no faculty member is named, the instructor is to be announced.

New admissions to the Water Science and Environmental Health program have been suspended as of Fall 2023, but students currently in the program will be able to complete all program requirements, including required WASC courses, which will continue to be offered. Questions can be directed to