Are you fascinated by how environmental, social, political and cultural processes shape how our world functions and evolves? Geography is concerned with the spatial variations of human and physical phenomena, the processes that produce these variations and the interrelationships between people and their environments. It is a unique discipline that rests on all three pillars of intellectual life: physical sciences, social sciences and humanities. By pursuing a degree in Geography, you will be exposed to various dimensions of social problems, and gain an understanding of the interaction of people, places and environments.

Career Options in Geography

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 a Geography degree than others.

  • Activist
  • Author
  • Cartographer
  • Charity Director
  • Community Worker
  • Conservationist
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Event Coordinator
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Foundation Director
  • Government Administrator
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Historical Researcher
  • Institutional Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner
  • Writer

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.