What will I learn?

Study with internationally-recognized water scientists in state-of-the-art labs and learning facilities, including the Trent Water Quality Centre, the most comprehensive mass spectrometry facility in Canada.

Plants, animals, and humans all require fresh water to survive, and many living species make water ecosystems their home. With less than 2% of the Earth’s water supply being freshwater, efforts to conserve our most precious resource have become critical to survival. As a student in this program, you’ll complete a series of practical and theoretical courses drawn from four primary subjects (biology, chemistry, geography, and environmental science), providing a foundation for examining of the science of water and the aquatic environment. By studying at Trent, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of contemporary water challenges, acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to aquatic issues in Canada and around the world.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant
  • Hydrologist
  • Fisheries Manager
  • Drinking Water Policy Specialist
  • Regional Land and Water Resources Manager

Popular Courses:

  • Limnology
  • Global Change of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Aquatic Environmental Chemistry
  • Hydrology
  • Water Policy

Which department am I in?

Trent University

Study options

Full Time (20 credits typically completed over four years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,385.00 (US$ 16,124) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2020

Start date

6 January 2020, 1 May 2020

Venue

Trent University

1600 West Bank Drive,

PETERBOROUGH,

Ontario (ON),

K9L 0G2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum overall 'B' average (or GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in a recognized academic grade 12 program. At least 4 different academic subjects at the matriculation level must be represented in the high school diploma. SAT or ACT recommended. English Language Proficiency Tests: TOEFL: minimum score of 86 IBT with a minimum writing score of 20 OR 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5; IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; MELAB: minimum score of 85, with no part below 80; CAEL: minimum score of 60; Cambridge Assessment English: Grade of 'C'; Pearson PTE Academic: minimum score of 59.

For international students

Student must complete grade 12 (or equivalent) qualification.

English Language Proficiency Tests:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 86 IBT with a minimum writing score of 20 OR 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5.
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
  • MELAB: minimum score of 85, with no part below 80
  • CAEL: minimum score of 60
  • Cambridge Assessment English: Grade of 'C'
  • Pearson PTE Academic: minimum score of 59

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Fleming College
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About this uni

Founded with a focus on interactive learning, Trent University has been ranked the best undergraduate university in Ontario for eight years running.

  • 90% of graduates employed within six months
  • Students from 110 countries across the world
  • # 1 university in Canada for scholarships and bursaries
  • State-of-the-art campuses close to nature and cities