Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology

Build a career in human ecology with this four-year degree program. This multidisciplinary field explores relationships between people and the environments they interact with most closely. Both dynamic and applied, Human Ecology provides graduates with the necessary tools to understand and enhance everyday life.  You will have the opportunity to:

  • Help individuals, families and communities reach their full potential.
  • Understand the social, political, economic and cultural context of family and community life.
  • Examine the creative, technical, historical, cultural, and applied aspects of clothing and textiles and interiors.
  • Focus on issues of fashion sustainability related to the production and consumption of textiles and clothing.
  • Participate in a 200-hour Practicum Placement, turning your classroom learning into real world experience.
  • Become a Professional Human Ecologist (P.HEc.) once you graduate.


Careers in Human Ecology

Family Support Worker | Child and Youth Program Coordinator | Policy Analyst | Seniors Support Worker | Community Developer | Fashion Marketer or Buyer | Retail Manager | Interior Decorator | Historic Sites or Theatre Costume Designer | Textile Quality Control Manager | Clothing Construction Instructor or Designer 

Featured Careers

Conservators plan, coordinate, and participate in the preservation and conservation of natural and cultural heritage. This may include contemporary, historic and prehistoric objects, Indigenous materials, natural history specimens, archival materials, and works of art. They also study and manage environmental influences on artifact preservation.
Average Salary:  $72,557

Human Ecologist
Human ecologists help people enhance their well-being and quality of life at home, at work and in the community. They provide advisory, counselling, management, research and education services related to family functioning, parenting, consumer issues, money management, textiles and clothing, and community resources.
Average Salary:  $66,952