Environmental Science / Studies
Studying the environment is about more than just understanding nature. Trent’s B.E.S.S. degree offers students a holistic understanding of the environment, bringing together topics in science and the arts to solve key environmental issues. You’ll learn about water, air, soil, ecosystems, as well as the relationships between the environment and policy, planning and human interactions. You’ll also gain an understanding of how humans experience the environment, as well as contemporary environmental issues, to help shape an environmentally sustainable future.
Fast-track your education, by earning your M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences in only 12-16 months after graduating from your honours B.Sc.
- Conduct hands-on research in state- of-the-art labs and Trent’s 11 on-campus nature areas
- Minimum entrance and performance requirements challenge you to maintain a high standard of academic performance
- Apply your learning through a hands-on field course, capstone or community- based research project such as exploring sustainable development along waterways or environmental restoration of forests and lakes
- Hone your presentation skills as you compete to present your research and real-world solutions through global competitions like Map the System, or on campus through the interdisciplinary 3-Minute Paper competition
- Work alongside leading faculty, including three Canada Research Chairs focused on environmental issues, as you write and defend an undergraduate honours thesis
"My education at Trent has been really exciting because of how interdisciplinary, and it gives me wonderful tools to be able to succeed in the workplace."
Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.
- Environment Protection Officer
- Sustainability Coordinator
- Environmental Educator
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Risk Assessor
- Policy Advisor
- Urban and Regional Planner
- Eco-Tourism Planner
- Environmental Science and Politics
- Ecological Assessment for Natural Resources Management
- Ecology & Management of Wetland Systems
- Urban Environments
- Environmental Health
- Climate Change
- Organic Agriculture
- Environmental Geology
- Animals & Society
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- 75% overall average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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