Environmental Studies

Are you captivated by animals, flora, or biophysical elements and processes? Are you interested in the physical structures that comprise our urban cities? In this time of economic and global uncertainty are you interested in learning about social justice issues or how the environmental landscape has changed? If you want to study a discipline that is truly interdisciplinary and encourages exploration of the social sciences, humanities, arts and natural sciences, consider an education in Environmental Studies.

Career Options in Environmental Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with an Environmental Studies degree than others.

  • Activist
  • Agricultural Technologist
  • Air Quality Inspector
  • Animal Services Worker
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Arborist
  • Botanist
  • Community Developer
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Eco-tourism Operator
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Communicator
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Land Consultant
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Planner
  • Fisheries Consultant
  • Food Cooperative Specialist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forest Resource Officer
  • Geologist
  • GIS Specialist
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Health Promoter
  • International Developer
  • Journalist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Land Use Planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Materials Tester
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mining Consultant
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Oceanographer
  • Park Ranger
  • Policy Advisor
  • Political Advisor
  • Professor
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sustainability Development Manager
  • Teacher
  • Treatment Plant Operator
  • Urban Planner
  • Water Quality Inspector
  • Wildlife Conservationist

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.