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2 Plant leaves growing in the forest on a sunny day

Environmental & Resource Science / Studies

Professor and two students standing in the Otonabee river taking river samplesNow more than ever, the world needs environmental leaders. As a student in one of Canada’s leading environmental programs you will acquire the knowledge essential to understanding our environment and to creating a sustainable future. Choose to complete a B.Sc. or B.A. in the exciting field of ERS and study and explore such topics as: the scientific, political and social impacts of climate change; the political and managerial dimensions of natural resource and environmental problems; and understand the impacts of pollutants on the environment along with management and political solutions.

Degree Type

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

The Trent Advantage

  • Study in the first environmental science program to be accredited by Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada
  • Choose from the broadest range of environmental courses available at any Canadian university
  • Gain practical field and laboratory skills working with internationally recognized environmental scientists, through honours projects and community-based research projects, or spend a year studying abroad in international 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

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Ecologist
  • Eco-Tourism Professional
  • Energy Consultant
  • Environmental Activist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Policy Advisor