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Trent Launches Innovative Environmental Geoscience Degree Preparing Graduating Students for In-Demand Environmental Careers

May 5, 2017

New B.Sc. program at Trent University receives official Ministry approval and will welcome first class of students in September

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Responding to the growing demand for environmental programs that will enhance the marketability of graduating students, Trent University has announced the launch of an innovative B.Sc. degree in Environmental Geoscience that will prepare graduates to become licensed professional geoscientists (P.Geo.) and open doors to a range of environmental careers.

The new program, which recently received official approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, will be housed within the Trent School of the Environment and will welcome its first class of students in September 2017.

“The Trent School of the Environment is delighted to offer the new Environmental Geoscience degree that builds upon expertise of faculty and staff within the School,” said Dr. Shaun Watmough, director of the School of the Environment. “As it is specifically designed to provide students with the educational requirements to apply for P.Geo. status, it reflects our commitment to educate students and prepare them for the global environmental challenges that lie ahead.”

The innovative program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements set out by the Association of Professional Geoscientists. It provides a solid foundation in the study of Earth and the natural sciences by integrating the disciplines of Geology, Biology, Chemistry and Geography.

Students completing this professional degree will gain the academic credentials required to register as a professional geoscientist (P.Geo) in training and be primed for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors such as environmental geoscientists, geochemists, geologists and geomorphologists.

In addition to their course work, students enrolled in the Environmental Geoscience B.Sc. program will have opportunities to study the interaction between human activities and earth systems alongside some of the world’s leading environmental researchers and scientists, and to put their learning into practice through field placements and hands-on research.

Under a recent partnership agreement with Fleming College, qualified graduates of the Environmental GeoScience program will also be eligible for advanced standing in Fleming's Earth Resources Technician (ERT) Co-op program, allowing them to fast-track the requirements for a diploma.

Learn more about the new Environmental GeoScience program at Trent. Make mention about how applications are still being accepted for fall 2017.