Future Careers

A Bachelor of Environment degree can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities!  

By emphasizing interdisciplinarity, methodology and content in systems and complexity, BEnv students will gain a unique balance of knowledge and skill that prepares them for a wide variety of career options or further study at the graduate level. 

Careers pursued in these diverse and expanding fields focus on:

  • Natural and cultural resource management
  • Business and environment
  • Environmental governance
  • Development and sustainability

Current jobs in-demand include:

  • Environmental managers
  • Conservation officers
  • Compliance coordinators
  • Environmental planners
  • GIS specialists
  • Restoration ecology professionals
  • Business development managers
  • Sustainability policy analysts
  • Urban planners.
    (www.eco.ca)

Flexibility in BEnv graduation requirements allows students to specialize not only by major but by obtaining additional credentials (e.g. Minors and Certificates) of interest to employers in areas such as:

  • Business
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Resource and Environmental Management
  • Development and Sustainability (International)

For more information and resources on careers for Bachelor of Environment students visit SFU's Career Services - your one-stop shop for career information. No matter what stage of planning you are in, from exploring your career options, work search strategies, to practicing for an interview, your Career Advisors can help!

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