Career Planning

Explore your Future Career

You can earn a BA degree by completing a major, a joint major, two minors, an honours or a joint honours program.

Certain majors/minors may be more directly related to specific careers than others. Start by researching your interests and career options with Career Services. Once you have prepared your questions, meet with a career advisor to discuss your future plans. You can make an appointment by calling (778) 782-3106.

Some things to keep in mind when choosing your major or minors are:

Graduate School

Find out whether the graduate program you plan to pursue requires the completion of a specific major or minors. For example, a master’s program in English would require minimum completion of a major in English as part of an undergraduate degree. Other programs, such as a MBA or Law School do not require the completion of a specific major. You may also wish to pursue an Honours degree, as preparation for graduate studies.

Secondary School Teaching

You will need to complete one teachable major or two teachable minors as part of your degree for admission into the PDP program.

Future Career Options

Arts and Social Sciences students develop valuable workplace skills that prepare them for exciting careers in the private and not-for profit sector and public service. Your major or minor do not anymore exclusively define what you will be doing in the future. Co-op, field schools, volunteering, graduate schools will all contribute to your portfolio of skills, knowledge and experience.