Liberate Your Mind
Choose to study in our arts, sciences, social sciences or professional programs – or any combination. You’ll graduate from Trent with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, an appreciation for the opportunities a well-rounded education can bring and a lifelong passion for pursuing your ambitions. All of this will equip you for success in whatever path you choose after graduation.
Check out some of our newest and most popular programs:
Co-op Streams offering paid work experience: Put your skills and knowledge to work in our new paid co-op streams across a variety of programs and disciplines (many in the humanities and social sciences!). You'll graduate with a distinct career advantage - building valuable connections and gaining hands-on experience through paid work terms, all in as few as 4 years as part of your Trent degree. Our new co-op programs build on Trent's longstanding commitment to provide all students with guaranteed career experience during your time as an undergraduate. Learn more about the Trent co-op advantage.
Bachelor of Arts & Science (BAS) Pathways to Medicine: Trent’s new Bachelor of Arts & Science/Medical Sciences (BAS & BSc) integrated dual degree program gives you the opportunity to define your own path as a well-rounded medical school candidate. Here, students pair the Trent BAS experience – 2 years of study exploring scientific, social and humanist theories and issues – with an opportunity to globalize their studies – gaining both a BAS from Trent and a BSc from Swansea University in the UK in one of their dedicated medical pathway programs including Applied Medical Sciences, Medical Genetics, Medical Pharmacology, and Population Health. Students at Trent interested in a career in medicine can also choose to study within Trent’s Medical Professional Stream. This one-of-a-kind preparatory program taken jointly with a BAS degree (or nearly any BA or BS. degree at Trent!), provides students with tailored support and guidance to achieve medical, dentistry, veterinary or pharmacy school dreams and to take advantage of direct-entry partnerships, clerkships and scholarships with renowned medical schools.
Climate Change Science & Policy (BSc): As one of the only climate change-specific degree programs offered in Canada, Trent’s Climate Change Science & Policy B.Sc. educates students through an applied, solutions-oriented approach. In our program, you will become an expert who can take action in a variety of fields to respond to the threats posed by climate change. Integrating subjects in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, politics, and business, this multidimensional degree helps students develop a deeper understanding of this complex problem and its potential solutions. Enrich your learning and career aspirations through opportunities to work directly with climate experts in field studies, undergraduate research, and job placements.
Financial Science (BSc): Trent’s comprehensive Financial Science program – the only one of its kind in Canada – gives high-achieving students a foundation in the theory and practical techniques for modeling and managing the complexities of modern financial challenges. Here you will apply skills in mathematics, statistics, economics, business, and computing to analyze investment industry trends and implement real-world data models, setting you up for an exciting career in an increasingly complex financial world. You will develop industry-standard financial skills using modern software and digital platforms, including Bloomberg terminals. And you can gain 12 months of work experience in the industry through the 4-year co-op stream, working in accounting, investment analysis, actuarial consulting, brokering or other roles.
Health & Behaviour (BSc): Featuring courses in Psychology, Biology, Kinesiology, Sociology, and the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, this program introduces students to a multidisciplinary understanding of health and wellness. A strong emphasis on research, community-based learning, and practical application means you’ll develop a solid foundation for interpreting data and how to apply it to challenging health issues. You will also develop the critical and analytical thinking skills needed to become a health and wellness leader, integrating behavioural theories into real-world scenarios and applications.
Human Rights (BA): Develop your critical thinking skills by examining human rights and social justice through the lens of feminism, anti-racism, Indigenous Knowledge, sexual diversity, and class-based discrimination. With many opportunities for applied learning and career experience, such as research, paid co-op, global field placements in Ghana and Bolivia, you’ll also strengthen your skills and résumé for challenging human injustices here at home and abroad.
Law & Arts/Law & Business: Trent/Swansea Dual Degree (LLB & BA or LLB & BBA): In this one-of-a-kind program, you will graduate with 2 degrees in just 6 years – a Bachelor of Arts Honours or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Trent, and a law degree from Swansea University's renowned Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. You’ll have the chance to take your education global while you live, learn, travel, explore and live abroad in the UK.
Chemical Engineering Dual Degree (BSc Chemistry & BEng): Through this unique international dual degree program, you’ll earn a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Trent and a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Swansea University in Wales — graduating with both degrees in just four years. Spend the first two years practicing modern experimental and theoretical chemistry in Trent's world-class labs and instrumentation facilities, including organic, analytical, and spectroscopy labs. In your third year, travel across the ocean to Swansea’s seaside campus to complete a Chemical Engineering degree at one of the top 10 engineering schools in the United Kingdom. This program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry and includes numerous hands-on training, work experience, and graduate opportunities in Canada and the UK. You can also apply to graduate with a Master's in Engineering, adding just 1 more year to the dual degree – an option available to top students in their third or fourth year at Swansea.
Kinesiology (B.Sc.Kin.): Interactive and multidisciplinary, Trent’s 4-year BSc degree goes beyond the standard Kinesiology program. You’re encouraged to get hands-on – in the lab and out in the community – working with everyone from Olympic hopefuls to senior citizens. Get advanced clinical and practical perspective through courses integrated with Trent’s Nursing program, as well as classes in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and more. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the expertise necessary to become a registered kinesiologist.
Medical Professional Stream (BA or BSc): Your career in medicine starts at Trent in our unique Medical Professional Stream (MPS). Trent’s MPS gives you direction and support throughout your undergraduate degree to give you the edge for medical, dentistry, veterinary, or pharmacy school. Here you will couple a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in almost any academic major at Trent with the MPS. Through the MPS, you will have access to mentorship services, volunteer activities, community-based research, experiential learning, MCAT or exam support, and medicine-related skill-building opportunities. This one-of-a-kind preparatory support program is all about producing competitive candidates for professional programs: high-achieving and well-rounded individuals with foundational expertise from a variety of fields and experiences.
Criminology (BA): In this interdisciplinary degree program, students are encouraged to use many lenses to examine ideas surrounding crime, justice, and the role of social inequality. Learn alongside faculty experts in Sociology, Law, Gender & Social Justice and Indigenous Studies, as you cultivate the analytical and digital competencies valued in today’s workplaces. Explore the bigger impact of criminalization on our legal and social structures and apply your knowledge in real-world environments through the co-op stream, a fourth-year volunteer placement helping community or government agencies, or other hands-on learning experience. This degree program is also offered online, so you have the option to tailor your studies to your learning strengths and schedule.