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Sustainability Studies

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Sustainability Studies


Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

2 Students and 1 prof in a field digging up plants in early afternoon summer sunFood is central to human life and to our civilization and there is growing interest in how we grow and consume food. Agriculture presents environmental, economic and social challenges, but also promises new ways of producing healthy, sustainable and affordable food. In this program, you will develop an interdisciplinary approach to understanding contemporary issues in organic food, farming, fair trade and many other aspects of food and agriculture from scientific, political and social perspectives.


Degree Type

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

The Trent Advantage

  • Gain practical experience in agriculture at Trent’s experimental farm and rooftop gardens
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities through faculty and community research projects, the student-run organic café (The Seasoned Spoon), or in one of many environmental clubs or groups
  • Take advantage of our specialization in Applied Agriculture, offered in cooperation with Fleming College’s Sustainable Agriculture Program

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%

Program Specific Prerequisites:

SBI4U for B.Sc.

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Agro-Tourism Operator
  • Community Food Activist
  • Food Policy Analyst
  • Land Use Consultant
  • Organic Farmer