Careers & Co-op

Career Options

A degree in Environmental Science can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities! Listed below are just some of the many career options. Review the SFU Career and Volunteer Services page for career service resources, job search sites, and other job-related resources. Career Advisors are available to help you no matter what stage of planning you are in, from exploring your career options, work search strategies, to practicing for an interview. SFU Career Services can also help you create a competitive resume and cover letter.

  • Air Quality Technician
  • Climatologist
  • Field Technician
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Health And Safety Inspector
  • Fisheries Technician

Potential Employers

  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Various levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal)
  • National and Provincial Parks
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Food Safety Coordinator
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Hazardous Waste Management Officer
  • Interpretive Park Naturalist
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Scientific Journalist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Water Quality Controller 


Our students can further enhance their skills, gain paid, relevant experience and discover new passions, all while completing their degree via Co-operative Education. Co-op allows our students to translate their classroom and field-related knowledge into workplace experience and graduate with a year's worth of professional experience.

*Note - to be eligible students must have less than 80 credits including the current semester's enrolled credits (or 90 if also taking a minor), and a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or higher. See the FENV Co-op page for full details and info session schedules.