The graduates of a BA Policy Studies degree will qualify for jobs as policy researchers or sustainability officers with government and quasi-governmental bodies, as well as not-for-profit organizations and for companies. Graduates of this interdisciplinary degree can also pursue a range of graduate degrees including a Masters in Public Policy.
The British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2009-2019 predicts significant ongoing demand (both replacement and expansion) for Policy and program officers, researchers and consultants (NOC416). As well, the Outlook identifies "at the provincial level three occupation groups expected to have the highest growth rates" and "Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations" is one those areas highlighted. Given the sustainability theme of the Policy Studies BA, this is likely to create additional opportunities for graduates of the program.