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Brown rock formations in the desert against a blue sky

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Brown rock formations in the desert against a blue sky


Environmental Geoscience

Hands holding test tubes, wearing purple glovesThe Environmental Geoscience program here at Canada’s leading environmental university integrates the disciplines of geology, biology, chemistry and geography. As a student in this new program, you will have the opportunity to study the interaction between human activities and earth systems alongside some of the world’s leading environmental researchers and scientists. Not only will you receive specialized training in environmental geoscience, including techniques used in geotechnical investigations, you will also be able to apply your learning into practice in the field and through hands-on research.


Degree Type

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Gain hands-on experience putting theory into action through a placement in the field that utilizes your geoscience techniques
  • Further your knowledge and experience with a capstone experiential learning opportunity in your fourth year
  • Gain the academic credentials required to register as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) in Training upon successful completion of this program

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%

Program Specific Prerequisites:

75% overall average. ENG4U, MHF4U or MCV4U and SCH4U are required. SPH4U and SES4U are highly recommended. Admission average is calculated on required courses, plus three next best 4U/M courses.

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Environmental Geoscientist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geochemist
  • Earth Scientist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Teacher