Approved Programs

New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.

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Water Sciences, BSc

Undergraduate Trent University
Decision Date: April 16, 2014

The Water Sciences curriculum is designed to ensure that students gain a broad foundation in the scientific disciplines and related policy fields that are relevant to water and the aquatic environment. As such, the proposed curriculum is designed to require students to take courses from across Environmental and Resource Science/Studies, Geography, Chemistry, and Biology. The interdisciplinary curriculum will ensure that graduates of the program have a broad, yet in-depth understanding of (i) the basic mechanics of water movement within the environment, (ii) the factors affecting its chemical and physical quality, (iii) its feedbacks within the climate system, (iv) the biological and ecological importance and functions of water, (v) its suitability as biological habitat or for human use and (vi) policies relating to the governance and management of freshwater resources.

Social Work, BSW

Undergraduate Trent University
Decision Date: February 10, 2014

The challenging field of Social Work provides essential supports to communities by helping its individuals, groups and families meet their basic human needs. The new Bachelor of Social Work at Trent University will prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills for meaningful professional practice in a wide range of social work contexts. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in social justice, human rights and cultural awareness, you will develop a strong foundation of clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and social responsibility. You will explore a range of contemporary themes connected to social work from across disciplines in your first two years. Students who qualify for the professional years will focus exclusively on social work theory and practice in years three and four of the program, including more than 700 hours of supervised clinical placement.