School for the Study of Canada

Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies was born at Trent. Study in the School for the Study of Canada at one of the first universities in the country to establish a Canadian Studies department.

How has Canada become what it is today, and what does it mean to be Canadian? Explore issues of relevance to our expansive country through a critical examination of themes such as the environment, nationalism, indigeneity, multiculturalism, and immigration. Canadian Studies will offer you unparalleled insight into the life and history of Canada, and how this expansive nation and its position in the world today.

Diploma in Canadian Studies also available.

Degrees Offered:

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


  • Peterborough

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  • Undertake a community research project with local museums, not-for-profits and arts organizations
  • Study alongside leading Canadian Studies scholars, many of whom are national and international experts in their field
  • Participate in and learn from public lectures, seminars and themed symposiums held on-campus throughout the year
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"It is a little bit of everything, so long as it's related to Canada; I have so many interests and this program meant I didn't have to choose between them."

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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

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

Popular Courses:

  • Gender and Disability in Canada
  • Canada: The Land
  • Everyday History
  • First Nations and the Welfare State
  • Documenting Canada
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School 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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