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Professor and 3 students standing in a river on a sunny morning gathering samples

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Professor and 3 students standing in a river on a sunny morning gathering samples

Environmental Science / Studies

Professor and two students standing in the Otonabee river taking river samplesAs a B.E.S.S. student at one of Canada’s top postsecondary environmental institutions, develop a strong understanding of solutions to natural resource and environmental problems and learn how to combine scientific and social knowledge effectively in this interdisciplinary joint arts-science degree. You will gain an understanding of the scientific aspects of contemporary environmental issues that are linked to policy and planning decisions leading to an environmentally sustainable future. Your studies will address environmental challenges, science, policy and politics from multiple perspectives.

Degree Type

  • B.E.S.S.

The Trent Advantage

  • Learn how to integrate science and policy to understand and solve environmental problems
  • Develop skills in state-of-the-art labs and facilities, and utilize the extensive living laboratory provided by Trent’s natural setting
  • Apply your knowledge addressing local and regional environmental issues in community-based research placements
  • Complete your degree on one of the world's top green university campuses - Trent ranks among the world's top 100 environmental campuses and #7 in Canada

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Career Paths

  • Environment Protection Officer
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Risk Assessor
  • Policy Advisor
  • Urban and Regional Planner