School of the Environment


Get hands-on experience experimenting with state-of-the-art research facilities including Trent’s on-campus wind tunnel lab and social/water interaction and transport chamber.

Geography at Trent goes beyond learning in a classroom; it’s a hands-on exploration of our natural world. In this program, you’ll learn about real-world issues and critical perspectives related to both human and physical geography. You’ll explore complex challenges such as the causes and impacts of climate change, health geography, water resources, and the historical roots of geopolitical conflicts.

Accelerated Master's Degree

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

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)
  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Participate in a capstone or community-based research project
  • Work alongside leading faculty as a research assistant, even in your undergrad
  • Write and defend an undergraduate Honours thesis
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“The best part of my program was that I got to complete an honours thesis and I got a lot of hands-on experience; almost all of the courses I've taken have a field component.”

Christina Annalise von Bulow

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Urban Planner
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • GIS Applications Specialist
  • Population Growth and Migration Specialist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Water Resources Manager
  • Geoscience Consultant

Popular Courses:

  • The Global Climate System
  • Geography of the Polar Regions
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Soil Science
  • Wilderness Resources
  • Rural Community Sustainability
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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%
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