Trent University

Trent University

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Program Overview

Organized into a single Faculty of Arts and Science, Trent University (Trent) offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees (BSc) in the full range of natural sciences - anthropology, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental restoration, geography, mathematics, and physics and astronomy, as well as in areas of interdisciplinary strengths such as environmental and resource science, environmental chemistry, chemical physics, and forensic science. Trent's science programs provide hands-on experience with scientific instrumentation, equipment and computing. Most courses have a small class component (tutorials, labs, seminars or workshops) and many offer the opportunity to work in the field and/or community. Most upper year courses are taught by faculty with research interests in the subject area.


The Globe & Mail, Report on Education 2008 gave Trent "A" grades for "educational quality," "faculty knowledge," "teaching quality," and "class size", "campus atmosphere", and "faculty-student interaction"
Ranked number 1 in Canada by Maclean's University Rankings (2007) for undergraduate scholarships and bursaries among primarily undergraduate universities
Received Research Info Source ranking as one of the top five undergraduate Research Universities of the Year
Award winning main campus renowned for its architecture on the banks of the Otonabee River
Small class sizes and personal contact with professors
Emphasis placed on direct experience with scientific equipment and techniques
Opportunities to participate in research as part of courses and in research programs over the summer
95 percent of Trent students are employed six months after graduation; graduates with majors in chemistry, biochemistry, physics and biology experienced 100 percent employment rates

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada Bachelor Degree
Colleges in Canada Diploma
Colleges in Canada Dual Degree
Colleges in Canada Double Major
Colleges in Canada Science Minor for Science Majors
Colleges in Canada Science Minor for Non-Science Majors

Fields of Study

Colleges in Canada Biochemistry
Colleges in Canada Biological Science
Colleges in Canada Chemistry
Colleges in Canada Earth Science
Colleges in Canada Environmental Science
Colleges in Canada Mathematics & Statistics
Colleges in Canada Physics

Program Options

Colleges in Canada Career Placement Office
Colleges in Canada Industry Practicum/Internship
Colleges in Canada International Exchange
Colleges in Canada Mentor Program
Colleges in Canada Peer Tutoring

Buildings & Facilities

Trent takes pride in providing quality facilities for learning and research on a main campus that features a 240 hectare Nature Area and a 150 hectare Wildlife Preserve that includes wetlands, riverine habitats, meadows and forest in a rolling landscape. A wide range of scientific research enriches teaching at Trent. Major research facilities include the Natural Resources DNA Profiling & Forensic Centre, the DNA microarray facility, the Worsfold Water Quality Centre, the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, and the Trent University Sleep Research Lab. Learning and research opportunities are also available with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources scientists whose facilities are located on the Trent campus. Trent has established several environmentally-oriented advanced research groups, including the Worsfold Water Quality Centre, the James McLean Oliver Ecological Centre.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  791
% Accepted:  33
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Minimum GPA:  3
Personal Statement: Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Annual Tuition (C$): 6,290
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 25,160

Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive, Blackburn Hall
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8
Phone:  1-705-748-1011 Ext.1215
Fax: 1-705-748-1629

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Program Profile
Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: No
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Case Studies
 Colleges in Canada Directed/Independent Study
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Labs
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
 Colleges in Canada Research Paper
 Colleges in Canada Thesis
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 44

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 7,891
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 25
Colleges in Canada % Female: 75
Canadian Schools % Students from Out of Province: 2
Canadian Schools % International Students: 6

Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Faculty of Arts and Science
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1964
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 7
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 25,160
Canadian Schools % Graduates Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation: 85

Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: Trent University
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1964
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 26
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 244
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 6,137
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 1,409
Canadian Schools % International Students: 7
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Peterborough
Canadian Schools City Population: 117,000 Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium Canadian Schools Climate Range: -14°C to 26°C
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Trent University
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Trent University