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Careers | Policy Studies

The graduates of a BA policy studies degree will qualify for jobs as policy researchers or sustainability officers with government and quasi-governmental bodies, as well as not-for-profit organizations and for companies. Graduates of this interdisciplinary degree can also pursue a range of graduate degrees including a Masters in public policy.

The British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2009-2019 predicts significant ongoing demand for policy and program officers, researchers and consultants. We expect the graduates from our new program to work in all levels of government, in sustainability departments, and to find employment in non-profit and non-governmental organizations.

Career prospects include:

  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Design Manager
  • Sustainability Communications Director
  • Sustainability Policy Director
  • Sustainability Training Director
  • Sustainability Auditor
  • Sustainable Resource Manager
  • Sustainable Development Specialist
  • Social Responsibility Manager
  • Social Impact Assessor
  • Green Policy Coordinator
  • Green Operations Director
  • Green Marketer and Communications
  • Green Purchasing and Operations
  • Environmental Efficiency Analyst
  • Environmental Educator
  • Sustainability Entrepreneur
  • Sustainability Activist