Trent University Launches Ontario’s First Conservation Biology Program With Co-op

A first in the province, Trent University’s new Conservation Biology B.Sc. program will include co-op and placement opportunities that provide graduates with career advantages and the skills and knowledge to help protect the world’s most vital organisms and at-risk wildlife.
Now accepting applications for its launch in fall 2018, the new Conservation Biology B.Sc. program will provide students with the opportunity to study the science behind conserving the world’s wildlife.


With the introduction of a one-of-a-kind co-op option, students will also be able to take what they learn in the lab into the real world. Through the five-year co-op option, students will undertake three paid work terms while studying at Trent.

The program also offers a fourth-year placement option that gives students the opportunity to gain awesome work experience, spending the last eight months of their degree working alongside conservation science professionals.


Through Trent’s large network of organizations and agencies, students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from biologists and researchers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry thanks to the University’s on-campus partnership and connection to the Ministry.

Trent has also developed relationships with a number of organizations including the Nature Conservancy Canada, World Wildlife Fund Canada and Parks Canada, providing ample opportunities for students to work with leading agencies in the field of conservation biology.

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In the Conservation Biology B.Sc., students will spend time learning alongside leading professors and researchers in the field, studying the science behind the decline in biological diversity across the planet, and will work to better understand the best solutions to this global crisis.

The program is geared to equipping students for the task of protecting species and organisms from becoming at-risk through in-depth studies on a wide variety of species and organisms, studying the current threats to their existence, and examining the various ways to preserving their environment.

Applications to the new Conservation Biology B.Sc. program are now being accepted. Learn more here.

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