Water Environments and Ecosystems (Biological Stream) (Faculty of Science)


To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this domain offers two streams, allowing you to study one or the other facet. The Biological Stream will concentrate on the mechanisms regulating the different forms of life in water bodies. You will acquire a solid background in the biological processes taking place in water bodies.

If you are interested in studying the transport and transformation mechanisms of water on the planet, from rivers to the oceans and atmosphere, you should select the Physical Stream.You will acquire a good understanding of the physical mechanisms controlling water properties. 

Graduates of this Domain are qualified to enter the workforce or to pursue advanced studies in fields such as marine biology, geography, physical oceanography and atmospheric science.


Students who pursue an environmental science degree have many options when it comes to jobs and may work in a variety of settings. 

Some examples include:  

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Water Resources Planner
  • Research and Development Technician
  • Environmental Analyst / Advisor
  • Policy Analyst

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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