Environmental geography graduates work for a wide variety of employers in the private, public and academic sectors. In the academic sector, they can teach environmental science, environmental studies, and geography at the post-secondary level and do research at the same time. With an additional education degree, they can teach geography at the high school level.
In the private sector, environmental geography graduates can work in housing and community development, climatology, urban and regional planning, GIS analysis, environmental consulting, and water science. They can work for the mining, forestry, and other natural resource industries, the transportation industry, and city planning.
Government agencies that hire environmental geographers include Environment Canada, Parks Canada, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Graduates can work in environmental impact assessment, resource conservation, environmental planning, design, and restoration, as well as in natural areas preservation. They can also work in outdoor and environmental education for national parks, museums, and science educational centers.
A degree in environmental geography can also be used as a stepping-stone for a career in environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, environmental law, or business.