Explore your passion for the environment at the molecular level, studying how the tiniest components of matter have a big effect on the living world. Your studies in Environmental Chemistry will introduce you to contemporary approaches to identifying contaminants present in the environment, where they come from, how they ended up at a particular site, their cycles and the impact they have on organisms and ecosystems in the environment. In this program, you will learn to understand the big picture of diverse environments by examining its smallest components.
Earn your M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences in only 12-16 months after graduating from your honours B.Sc
- B.Sc. (Honours)
- Undertake undergrad research opportunities working with leading professors and groups on various contemporary topics including emerging contaminants, greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration
- Benefit from practical work experience through a placement with environmental agencies, organizations or corporation
- Gain experience with advanced instrumentation and modern analytical techniques, including Trent's world-class Water Quality Centre
"We are looking at how things are interacting in the environment around us and also learning the deeper understandings and the chemical processes."
Geoscientists include geologists, geochemists and geophysicists who conduct programs of exploration and research to extend knowledge of the structure, composition and processes of the earth, to locate, identify and extract hydrocarbon, mineral and groundwater resources and to assess and mitigate the effects of development and waste disposal projects on the environment. Oceanographers conduct programs of exploration and research on ocean processes and phenomena, biological, chemical and physical characteristics of oceans, interactions with atmospheric and geological environments and impacts of human activity on oceans and marine ecosystems. Geoscientists are employed by petroleum and mining companies, consulting geology, geophysics and engineering firms and by governments and educational institutions, or they may be self-employed. Oceanographers are employed by governments, educational institutions and private companies engaged in exploration of seafloor deposits and seafarming areas, or they may be self-employed.
- Environmental Assessment Analyst
- Environmental Auditor
- Water Treatment Chemist
- Environmental Consultant
- Policy Advisor
- Pollution Control Engineer
- Government Scientist
- Environmental Chemistry
- Chemical Limnology and Oceanography
- Environmental Air Pollution
- Environmental Toxicology
- Aquatic Geochemistry
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- ENG4U, SCH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U
- A minimum 70% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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