Health and Society

In an ever changing global community, issues at the intersection of modern concepts of medicine, culture, morality, law and technology are of crucial importance and most certainly in vogue both in Canada as well as internationally. The Health and Society major offered by the Department of Social Science will allow you to follow a curriculum that brings together knowledge from various fields that will prepare you to analyze and understand contemporary health policy and how it is affected and shaped by social, historical and technological realities. At its core, it is a comprehensive and excellent base for a great number of career options and life paths.

Career Options in Health and Society

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

  • Author
  • Behavioural Therapist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Community and Youth Worker
  • Dietician
  • Ecologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Coordinator
  • Health Journalist
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Homeopath
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Gerontologist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Lifestyle Instructor
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Medical Writer
  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Naturopath
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Paramedic
  • Paralegal
  • Politician
  • Psychologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Workplace Health Consultant

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.