Geography & Urban Studies

Are you interested in the role cities play in shaping the social, cultural, economic, political and environmental conditions of everyday life? Do you want to know more about the connection between global issues and local communities? The Department of Geography offers a BA Specialized Honours degree in Geography & Urban Studies for students who wish to focus on the most important challenges facing urban areas and the policy strategies needed to build sustainable cities in the future.

Career Options in Geography & Urban Studies

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

  • Author
  • Activist
  • Community Worker
  • Conservationist
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Coordinator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Human Rights Specialist
  • Immigration Officer
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • International Aid Director
  • International Development Worker
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Policy Advisor
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Urban Planner
  • UN Representative

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.