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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

The Honours BSc in Water Science and Environmental Health, with or without the co-op program, consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits. This program will train students in the underlying scientific principles and theory pertaining to the physical, chemical and biological properties of water, and use an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to illustrate how scientific principles can be applied to improve the management and conservation of water and land resources.

The program shall include no more than 6.0 100-level credits. A total of 15.0 credits are required courses from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geography and Environmental Studies.

* = 1.0-credit course
‡ = 1.5-credit course

Recommended Schedules

Note: With and without co-op.

List of Eligible Program Electives

3.5 credits required of which at least 1.0 credits must be at the 300 and/or 400 level.


BI226, BI236, BI256, BI266, BI276, BI301, BI302, BI309, BI338, BI358, BI368, BI374, BI390, BI400, BI401, BI405, BI456, BI458, BI459, BI463, BI468, BI475, BI476, BI488, BI499‡.


CH202, CH203, CH225, CH226, CH250, CH261, CH262, CH303, CH306, CH327, CH350, CH354, CH355, CH360, CH419, CH490‡.

Geography and Environmental Studies

GESC258, GG336, GG361, GG382, GG384, GG385, GG387, GG388, GG481, GG482, GG489, GESC450*.