Environmental Impacts and Solutions.
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources.

Image courtesy the Blue Marble (Earth Observatory)

These are the key themes of the Environmental and Resource Studies/Science (ERS) Program at Trent University. In order to address them, people require skills, knowledge of management options, and experience applying them. You will get all these in our Program. Whether the issue is water pollution, climate change, revegetation of industrial sites, environmental law and policy, modelling health effects of toxins, the challenge of global forces, community-level natural resource stewardship, or renewable energy alternatives, the ERS Program and affiliated departments offer superb expertise and hands-on experience. We will prepare you for your environmental career. Visit the Trent University Career Centre's page 'What I can do with my Trent degree' and choose the Environmental and Resource Studies document to find out what you can do with your ERS Program degree.

The Environmental and Resource Studies Program offers several degree options, including a B.Sc., a B.A., and the recently developed Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies, which bridges science and studies. We are pleased to announce that the ERS Program's B.Sc. degree is the first university environmental science program to be accredited by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC) and Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada. This accreditation demonstrates to students, parents, educators and industry that the ERS Program's B.Sc. Degree meets a national standard of quality.

Not sure what different kinds of environmental work are available? View descriptions of different environmental occupational profiles on ECO Canada's web site. You can search their database by environmental interest, sort alphabetically, use an interest-matching tool to see what fits your interests, and view role models in various career choices.

Work Opportunities Within the ERS Program

Occasionally we have work opportunities within the ERS Program, and they will be listed below.

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The Environmental and Resource Studies (ERS)
Program and Trent University

When the Environmental and Resource Studies/Science (ERS) Program was started at Trent University in 1974 it was one of the first environmental programs at a Canadian university. The ERS Program was born from a realization that complex environmental problems could not be studied and solved effectively within conventional academic departments. Instead, an interdisciplinary approach was needed.

The university as a whole supported the creation of the ERS Program, and has continued to showcase that support through investment in state-of-the-art analytical facilities, top expertise for teaching and research, the cultivation of sound working relationships with communities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and other governmental agencies, and through its stewardship of the magnificent natural assets of its beautiful 1400 acre campus and nearby 260 acre ecological centre.

Read more about the ERS Program's history.

Learn About Our First Year Courses

Our first year courses explores some foundation knowledge, as well as many different environmental problems and solutions, as it prepares our students for upper year courses. View our video on YouTube to get a student's perspective on the first year course, as well as the perspective of the course coordinator.

Learn more about our first year courses.

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