Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

DASSH in the Media

Langara College creates a job-ready diploma program in applied social sciences and humanities

“The DASSH program was the perfect way for me to explore the social sciences while gaining credit for business and computer courses. This unique combination of requirements makes the offering one-of-a-kind in how it prepares students for their careers. The structure of the program facilitated a lot of transdisciplinary analysis which strengthened my critical thinking skills and confidence as an academic. The DASSH applied courses will also equip you with project management experience that is completely unique to this program. I would recommend DASSH to anyone looking to gain hirable life skills as a part of their education. You will leave DASSH empowered to move into your career with a skillset that far exceeds the results of typical social science or humanities education. The DASSH program is highly transferable if you wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at a university upon completion. After I finished DASSH, I entered UVic as a third year student to continue pursuing my favourite topic from the DASSH program: Geography!” - Cleome

Career Opportunities

There are many careers that graduates in the social sciences and humanities are able to pursue.  There are too many possible careers to list them all, but the following list combines a career list created by DASSH and a list of the most common careers SS&H graduates go into.

This list is to help you form ideas and understand the scope of careers that can be pursued by SS&H graduates. There are many other possible careers not listed here.

  • Advocacy
  • Archivist
  • Arts administration
  • Border Services Agent
  • Business & industry – Research analytics, Sales, Banking
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Communications Consultant
  • Communications – Advertising, Marketing, PR, Journalism
  • Community and charitable organizations
  • Community Worker
  • Counselling
  • Criminal and social justice
  • Customs and immigration
  • Education
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Immigration Officer
  • Interest groups
  • Journalist
  • Labour relations
  • Law
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Market research
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Politician
  • Politics
  • Policy advising
  • Policy analysis
  • Recreation and Tourism
  • Resource management
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publishing
  • Researcher
  • School Counsellor
  • Social service agencies
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Urban planning and governance
  • Writing, Editing

Source: Careers by Major