Academic Programs and Supports

Trent offers an impressive range of academically rigorous programs across the arts and sciences, as well as professional and specialty programs, with all the benefits of high-quality research and exemplary teaching.

Choose from a variety of programs available at both our Peterborough and Durham campuses and find 1 that sparks your interest.


Academic Programs

Students studying the Humanities at Trent acquire skills needed in the workplace and beyond. Education in the Humanities emphasizes independent, rigorous thought and clear, elegant communication. Programs you can take include:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Philosophy

The Trent/Fleming School of Nursing offers an integrated, collaborative 4-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program exposes you to the various contexts within which nursing care is delivered in today’s world. Within the program, you can also choose to develop a specific focus in areas such as:

  • Indigenous health issues
  • Women’s health issues
  • Geriatric nursing

The Sciences at Trent offer undergraduate programs in the full range of traditional natural and physical sciences, and give you hands-on experience with scientific instrumentation, equipment and computing. Programs you can take include:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Forensic Science
  • Psychology

The Social Sciences at Trent provide an engaging and experiential approach to the study of human societies and organizations, in addition to contemporary social and political issues. Programs you can take include:

  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology

Trent’s School of Education and Professional Learning offers you an academically rich environment to teach in and learn through:

View all of Trent’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

Trent offers a variety of services to help you succeed and achieve your goals at university. This section describes some of the academic services you can access at Trent.

First Peoples House of Learning

The First Peoples House of Learning provides support services and admission assistance for students throughout their time at Trent, including tutoring for Indigenous students and those taking Indigenous Studies courses.

Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre offers you in-person and online instruction in writing and study skills. You can bring your work to staff, and ask questions about grammar and composition, critical reading and thinking, research and citation, and procrastination.

Academic Peer Support Program

You can also help with specific course-related questions and concerns through the Peer Support program – a resource run for and by students to connect students with mentors who are accomplished upper-year students.

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