School of the Environment

Environmental & Resource Science / Studies

Study in one of the only Environmental Careers Organization(ECO)-Canada accredited environmental science programs in the country, choosing from the broadest range of environmental courses available at any Canadian university.

Make your mark on this world in a thoughtful and sustainable way. You’ll acquire the knowledge essential to understanding our environment and creating a greener future. Choose to complete a B.A. degree and explore sustainable solutions to environmental challenges in courses such as environmental law and global environmental policy. With the B.Sc. option, you’ll obtain an advanced scientific understanding of the environment, addressing everything from environmental chemistry to restoration ecology.

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.A. (Honours)
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Conduct hands-on research in Trent’s 12 on-campus nature areas
  • Develop practical field and laboratory skills working with internationally recognized environmental scientists
  • Spend a year studying abroad in a multitude of international research placements
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"It's an amazing program, and the people at Trent make the experience even more amazing."

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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Ecologist
  • Eco-Tourism Professional
  • Energy Consultant
  • Environmental Activist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Policy Advisor

Popular Courses:

  • Environmental Science and Politics
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Pollution Ecology
  • Environment and Development
  • Climatic Change
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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:

  • 70% overall average
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