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Graduation & Beyond

The closer you get to the end of your program, the more you’ll start looking ahead, beyond graduation. But don’t wait until then to start planning out your career path. The university provides support services to help you weigh your options and become career-ready.

Road to Graduation

Did you know that you must apply to graduate from your program? Find out what you need to qualify, what happens during the convocation ceremony, important dates, fees and all you need to know about graduating. Visit the Convocation Office for FAQs, checklists and more.

Chemistry and Biology students at convocation ceremony.

Workforce or Alternative Careers

Some of our students find entry-level technical roles after graduating from their program. Check out some of the roles and companies past graduates have landed under the broad umbrella of science.

Others work in scientific sectors, but in alternative roles, such as sales, marketing, communications or management. Still alumni pursue additional degrees in complementary fields such as education, medicine, dentistry.

Postgraduate Studies

An undergraduate degree is not a professional degree, but can be the first step towards a more specialized career in science. Science programs at the master’s and PhD equip students with in-depth research skills that are highly sought in government, academic and industrial settings

 Did you know? Successful domestic applicants to our MSc and PhD programs are offered funding packages along with admission. Check out our graduate program.

“Ryerson is a wonderful environment to share ideas and be intellectually curious. My undergraduate experience inexorably set me down a career path in research, and I find it immensely gratifying. After graduating, I completed Master’s degrees at Oxford and Harvard in Immunology and Epidemiology respectively, and an M.D. at Dalhousie. I am now a fellow in neuroradiology & intervention at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, focusing on the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of brain and spine conditions.”

Adam Dmytriw, Biology ‘09

Alumni Career Advising

 Did you know? RU alumni can access Career Services for up to five years after completing their program. Check out what’s available for alumni at the Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre.