Program Overview

Program Requirements 

Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs are offered by the University of Ottawa.

Potential occupations

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 Job Bank 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

Occupations related to this program

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Human rights officer
  • Visible minorities policy officer

Social and community service workers

  • Community service worker
  • Social services worker

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Education policy officer
  • Education program planner

Government managers health and social policy development and program administration

  • Social services policy, planning and research director


  • Archivist

Managers in social, community and correctional services

  • Detention centre director
  • Social services manager
  • Religious education director
  • Welfare manager

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. 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. The Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport - CCES
  • National Research Council Canada - NRC
  • Panel on Research Ethics - PER ( Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics)
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada - PSPC
  • Canadian Business for Social Responsibility - CBSR
  • Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy
  • Education Quality and Accountability Office
  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 
  • W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics

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 Centre offers 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

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - ACFE
  • Canadian Bioethics Society
  • Canadian Business Ethics Research Network
  • Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics - CSSPE
  • Ethics Practitioners' Association of Canada - EPAC
  • Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network
  • Health Quality Council of Alberta - HQCA
  • Réseau d'éthique organisationnelle du Québec - RÉOQ

Date Modified: 2022-07-19