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Indigenous Studies at Trent University

Future Students

Indigenous Studies at Trent University


Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science

In this program – the first of its kind anywhere in North America – you’ll study a unique mix of Indigenous knowledge and Western teachings, learning from Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, elders, guest speakers and other scholars.

IES brings together the principles of both Indigenous knowledge and Western science. Here, you’ll explore complex topics such as climate change, sustainable communities and Indigenous health and environment. By applying a cross-cultural approach, you’ll learn to generate solutions to the complex local, regional, national, and international issues facing Indigenous peoples and communities around the world.

Degree Type

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

The Trent Advantage

  • Take hands-on environmental fieldwork courses in Trent’s 12 on-campus nature areas
  • Lead a community-based research project and apply your knowledge to assist a local organization
  • Volunteer with Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science youth outreach summer camp

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%

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Government Policy Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Aboriginal Corporate Liaison Officer
  • Environmental Activist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Natural Resources Manager