Studying the environment is about more than just understanding nature. Trent’s Bachelor of Environmental Science & Studies (BESS) degree offers students a holistic understanding of the environment, bringing together topics in science and the arts to solve key environmental issues. You’ll learn about water, air, soil, ecosystems, as well as the relationships between the environment and policy, planning and human interactions. You’ll also gain an understanding of how humans experience the environment, as well as contemporary environmental issues, to help shape an environmentally sustainable future.
Taken as a 4-year Honours single major, this unique degree requires students complete courses in both science and studies disciplines. Interested students can choose this major when applying from high school, and students can also switch to this major if they meet the requirements. The ECO Canada accredited BESS degree has minimum entrance and performance requirements, requiring a higher standard of academic performance throughout the degree.
This degree offers a holistic understanding of the environment that brings together topics in sciences and the arts to solve key environmental issues.