This program is designed to provide students with a strong and structured physical understanding of hydrological processes that affect the quantity and movement of surface and near-surface waters and the impacts of human activities on water supply and quality.  Opportunities exist within the minor for students to explore the linkages between water, climate, and ecosystems.  Students are trained in the fundamental principles and key practical skills required to address the emerging water problems in Canada.

The Minor in Water Science can be taken in conjunction with any degree in the College of Arts and Science.

The Minor average in Water Science will be calculated using the grades earned in all courses eligible to be included in the Minor program requirements. Students must complete at least two-thirds of the program requirements (rounded to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) using courses offered by the University of Saskatchewan to meet the Residency requirement.

Requirements (24 credit units)

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

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • BIOL 228.3 (formerly BIOL 253)
  • BIOL 412.3
  • CHEM 375.3
  • ENVE 432.3
  • GEOG 233.3
  • GEOL 229.3
  • GEOL 413.3
  • PLAN 329.3