Careers in Conservation

Diverse opportunities exist for graduates to work in areas such as:

  • Biodiversity and environmental assessment
  • Sustainable development
  • Wildlife, fisheries, and marine biology management
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Forest and habitat management
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental planning and consulting
  • Environmental education and teaching

Work in organizations such as:

  • Federal and provincial governments, crown corporations, First Nations, and municipalities
  • Non-profit environmental or community groups
  • Private environmental consulting or resource companies

Recent Program Graduates

Professional Designations

The Conservation program also provides the basis for acquiring professional certification as a Registered Professional Forester or a Natural Resource Professional with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, or as a Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biology of BC.

If additional courses are required for a particular professional designation, it may take no more than one to two extra terms to be eligible for registration as an RPBio or RPF.