The Certificate in Water Science provides students with theoretical and practical training in hydrologic science. Emphasis is placed on a quantitative understanding and analysis of the hydrologic cycle, including the presence and movement of water in and between the primary storage pools: atmospheric moisture, surface runoff, soil moisture, groundwater, and surface storage in ponds, lakes, rivers, and oceans. The certificate provides students with an advanced knowledge of hydrologic processes as well as field instrumentation, data collection, and analysis for hydrologic study.

Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Water Science includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Water Science, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum program requirements.

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (27 credit units)

3 credit units from the following:

  • MATH 110.3 
  • MATH 123.3 
  • MATH 125.3 
  • MATH 176.3

3 credit units from the following:

  • EVSC 210.3 
  • PHYS 115.3

21 credit units from the following:

  • GEOG 120.3 
  • GEOG 225.3 
  • GEOG 290.3 
  • GEOG 325.3 
  • GEOG 328.3 
  • GEOG 390.3 
  • GEOG 427.3

Note: Students may receive credit for either the Minor in Water Science or the Certificate in Water Science, not both.