Trent University aspires to be Canada's outstanding small university known for its commitment to liberal undergraduate education in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and to the centrality of the individual student. Within a collegial setting the University offers undergraduate and graduate programs, both traditional and inter-disciplinary, which seek to advance learning through the creative interaction of teaching and research of the highest quality.
The Department offers over 40 courses in both Human and Physical Geography which service, on average, over 950 students per year. By its nature, Geography stretches across many disciplinary boundaries and therefore many of our courses are cross-listed with other undergraduate departments. The importance of the field experience has always been a cornerstone of the philosophy of the Department, and some 14 courses contain field laboratories and/or field trips as part of the curriculum. In recent years we have added Geographical Information Systems to the Geography curriculum, with some introductory training at Sir Sandford Fleming College.