Program description

The subjects studied vary from one program to another and group together the knowledge and skills needed in the degree being sought. Several types of undergraduate programs allow students to acquire knowledge according to their preferences and personal learning styles. Regardless of the subjects studied, the many types of programs –honours, honours with specialization, integrated, general, major, minor, and certificate –all provide access to the labour market. In addition, some degrees open the door to graduate studies or professional programs.

The brief description as well as the exam­ples of subjects studied in this bachelor’s degree is drawn from the Undergraduate programs and courses calendars. The acquired skills compiled below are specific to this program of study as every program fosters the development of different skills. Examples of graduate and professional programs are also presented to consider the possibilities of further studies.

 

Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. The graduate programs below are examples selected from the list of graduate programs offered by the University of Ottawa. While they are related to this program of study, it is important to consult the admission requirements of the programs as not all types of degrees qualify one for admission. Moreover, additional programs and other universities could be considered depending on your career plan.

 

Potential occupation

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Working in Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification. They are presented by their occupational group title, in bold, followed by bulleted occupational titles specific to the program of study. Immediately after the occupational titles, the hyperlinked NOC code for the occupational group is provided. Overall, the occupations are presented side by side with their employment requirements and the establishments where to find a job.

 

Occupations requiring undergraduate degree:

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Energy policy analyst

Environmental impact analyst

Environmental issues lobbyist

Natural resources policy analyst

 

 

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

Environmental officer

Environmental health officer

 

 

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

Ecological interpreter

Planetarium interpreter

 

 

Urban and land use planners

Zoning officer

 

Managers in social, community and correctional services

Non-governmental organization (NGO) manager

 

 

Biologists and related scientists

Ecologist

Environmental biologist

Environmental toxicologist

 

 

Urban and land use planners

Urban planner

 

 

Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. And certainly, experience working on campus or in other settings adds to the set of skills acquired in your degree (see Acquired Skills section). The Employability Skills 2000+ presenting the skills employers look for in their employees as well as its complementary checklist can help target experience opportunities that will improve your skill set necessary for employment. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.

 

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. TheCommunity Service Learningalso allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Directories

 

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. The examples are presented according to geographic location: Ottawa and Gatineau, Ontario, Quebec and other provinces.

In Canada

 

Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process.Career Development Centreoffers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

Canadian Provincialand territorial

 

 

Job search sites

Here are a few websites posting jobs available in Canada and abroad related to this field of study.

Canadian International

General Job Search Websites