School of the Environment

Environmental Chemistry

Study at one of the top 100 green campuses in the world, learning modern analytical techniques in Trent’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

Explore the environment at the molecular level and use your passion for chemistry to make a meaningful impact on the world. Your studies in Environmental Chemistry will introduce you to contemporary approaches to quantifying contaminants, along with the sources of chemicals, their cycles and the impact they have on organisms and ecosystems in the environment.

Accelerated Master's Degree

Earn your M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences (ELS) in only 12-16 months after graduating from your B.Sc.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Undertake undergrad research opportunities working with leading professors and groups
  • Benefit from practical work experience through community research projects with local organizations and companies
  • Gain experience with advanced instrumentation and modern analytical techniques, preparing you to handle challenging environmental problems from a multidisciplinary perspective
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"We are looking at how things are interacting in the environment around us and also learning the deeper understandings and the chemical processes."

Edward Kellaway

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Analytical Laboratory Scientist
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Environmental Modeller

Popular Courses:

  • Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry
  • Aquatic Environmental Chemistry
  • Ocean and River Chemistry
  • Environmental Air Pollution
  • Environmental Toxicology
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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%

Program Requirements:

  • ENG4U, SCH4U, and MHF4U or MCV4U
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