The Investigative studies major prepares you for the realities of a career in investigations and security in the private, government and corporate sectors. Whether you are interested in covert surveillance or corporate fraud investigation, career opportunities in the field of investigations are endless.


New jobs in the fields of investigations and security management are being created every day. The list of career opportunities in this field is diverse:

  • Animal Control Officers
  • Bank Investigators
  • Bylaw Enforcement Officers
  • Border Services Officers
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Agents
  • Civil Aviation Enforcement Officers
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers
  • Corporate Security Managers
  • Corporate Security & Risk Control Officers
  • Customs/Immigration Officers
  • Fraud Investigators
  • Hospital Security Officers
  • Insurance Investigators
  • Loss Prevention Officers
  • Maintenance Enforcement Officers
  • Peace Officers
  • Police Officers
  • Private Investigators
  • Sheriffs
  • Student Finance Investigators
  • Transit Peace Officers

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a career that matches your skills and interests.

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Further study

Once you graduate, consider further study in your field with a MacEwan University degree. All courses in your program are credit courses and may help you finish a second credential in less time.

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Take credit for your work

All courses completed in this program are credit courses and may be transferable toward further study at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

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