Water Science

If you want to explore the environmental sciences with a focus on the crucial role of water in our world, then you can become a water scientist. Study Earth systems, weather and climate, and geomorphology.


The Water Science program in the Faculty of Environment is one of 4 concentrations in the Environmental Science program.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program description >

Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Environment
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC, Environmental Science

When you've been accepted to SFU and you are enrolling in courses, you will take certain courses as required by this concentration. See the Calendar for details.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Hydrologist
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research
  • Resource Conservationist
  • Soil Scientist