Environmental and Health Studies

Are you concerned with the impacts of human actions on the environment and on human health and ways of life? Do you want to understand the challenges our contemporary world faces and contribute to improving our surroundings, ourselves and our society? Majoring in Environmental and Health Studies will provide you with a solid grasp of increasingly important environmental, bio-medical and health-related issues within the context of a broader liberal arts education. Through its multidisciplinary approach, it is excellent preparation for further studies in environmental sciences, law and education, and for a great variety of careers from health administration, medicine, government and the corporate world.

Career Options in Environmental and Health Studies

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers an Environmental and Health Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Environmental and Health Studies than others.

  • Author
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Community Worker
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Demographer
  • Doctor
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Activist
  • Filmmaker
  • Freelance Writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Administrator
  • Health Care Worker
  • Historian
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Institutional Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit Sector Administrator
  • Nurse
  • Paralegal
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Press Agent
  • Public Affairs Reporter
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Radio Host
  • Sociologist
  • Speech Writer
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.