Program News

New Programs

A constant flow of inventive new programming keeps Trent grads at the forefront of global opportunity. Some of the University’s newest programs include the following:

Law & Arts/Law & Business: Trent/Swansea Dual Degree (LL.B. & B.A. or LL.B. & B.B.A.): In this one-of-a-kind program, you will graduate with two degrees in just six years, earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree or Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Trent and a law degree from Swansea University's renowned Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. You’ll also have the chance to take your education global while you live, learn, travel, explore and live abroad in the UK.

Policing & Community Well-being (B.A.): Be a part of a truly unique degree experience – the only community-inclusive policing program of its kind in Canada, offered exclusively at Trent Durham GTA. As modern policing evolves, keeping communities safe is no longer achieved through force, but rather through a practice of collaboration and social awareness. In the new Policing & Community Well-being degree, you will explore these practices and the economic, social, and cultural features that shape the needs of communities to help empower its citizens, law enforcement, and outreach
groups to come together and make a difference.

Journalism & Creative Writing (B.A. & Diploma): Trent Durham has teamed up with Durham College to create an exciting new integrated degree and diploma program – blending the practical media production experience gained in college with crucial critical thinking and writing skills developed in university. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you’ll gain new confidence building a strong portfolio of work that will help launch your career in journalism, broadcasting and media. Develop career-based skills in journalism, social media and content creation, earning both a university degree in Media Studies and a college diploma in Journalism/Mass Media – all in just four years.

Computing Systems (B.Sc.): Get advanced use of the latest science and digital technologies, with assistance from professors who are experts in their fields as you develop your skills in designing, implementing and integrating software applications – everything from supercomputers to game boards. 

A Business School with a Difference: Trent’s popular School of Business offers all the advantages of a traditional Bachelor of Business Administration and more, providing students with the opportunity to specialize their degree in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and E-Commerce, or Marketing and Consumer Culture.

Child & Youth Studies (B.A.): Offered exclusively at Trent’s Durham GTA campus, you’ll gain essential expertise in understanding the child and youth experience through exploration in emotional and cognitive development, relationships and social justice, laws and rights, and teaching and programming.Get a head start on a teaching career with a direct pathway into Trent’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program. A number of guaranteed spaces are reserved for Child & Youth Studies graduates.

Communications & Critical Thinking (B.A.): Exclusive to our Durham GTA campus, this three-year degree program prepares you for a long and satisfying career by encouraging the development of durable and transferable skills prized by a range of employers. This uniquely versatile program combines courses in project management, writing, research, and numeracy with other self-selected courses from a wide range of programs on campus. This program also features a final-year, hands-on capstone course, which gives students the opportunity to make a difference in the local community and gain career experience at the same time.