A general background in social sciences can be used for a variety of employment opportunities due to skills gained such as how to think creatively and how to evaluate situations. For example, graduates can work in various government agencies working as clerks and analysts. With additional skills graduates can work in child and youth care, community social services, addiction services, counseling, and in program development and policy making.
With an additional teaching degree, graduates can work in schools where they teach social studies, economics, or other social sciences. They can also be involved with the development of various social science programs and evaluation. They can also work with special-needs students such as those with mental disabilities or physical handicaps.
Academically, graduates can remain in the university system and teach social sciences, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, and psychology while doing research at the same time. Often, social sciences professors in Canada are doing research for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
A background in social sciences can be used for entry to programs such as law, education, social work, healthcare, or medicine. Students can also upgrade their general program and specialize in anthropology, gender studies, sociology, criminology, psychology, economics, and political science.