Environmental Biology

Have you always been fascinated by our complex environment and surroundings, and feel concerned about the need to take steps to protect this natural inheritance? Do you want to make a career of making a difference in a real way by helping to improve the relationship between our environment and human development? Majoring in Environmental Biology will expose you to contemporary research methods and pressing issues in the field and will prepare you for a variety of professional directions outside of the classroom.

Career Options in Environmental Biology

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Environmental Biology. 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 Biology degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Environmental Biology than others.

  • Author
  • Activist
  • Biological Engineer
  • Biotechnician
  • Community Health Educator
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Cytologist
  • Dietician
  • Drug Developer
  • Ecologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Invasive Species Biologist
  • Immunologist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Medical Writer
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Naturopath
  • Non-Profit Organization Worker
  • Physician
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife Advocate
  • Zoologist

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.