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Future Students

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Canadian Studies

Challenge yourself at all levels of study to explore issues of relevance to Canada, and what it means to be Canadian through a critical examination of themes such as sovereignty, nationalism, health and aging, the environment, indigeneity, regionalism, multiculturalism, immigration, labour, and more. One of the first programs of its kind in Canada, Canadian Studies at Trent will offer you unparalleled insight into the life and history of Canada, and how the nation and its people have evolved to who we are today.

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)
  • Diploma

The Trent Advantage

  • Study in the School for the Study of Canada – home to over 40 leading scholars who study Canada, many of them national and international experts in their field
  • Work with community groups on research projects or participate in student retreats at Windy Pine, the department’s lakeside cottage conference centre
  • Generous awards, bursaries and major scholarships available specifically for Canadian Studies majors

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

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Career Paths

  • Public Administrator
  • Diplomat
  • Immigration Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Policy Officer
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Politician
  • Historian