• Cooperative Education

    Cooperative Education

    Explore career opportunities while gaining relevant professional experience, and develop connections with employers from academia, industry, government and hospital sectors


Science Career and Cooperative Education is fully functional on campus and is taking both online and in-person appointments and drop-ins!

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is an integrated approach to higher education that enables highly motivated students to alternate academic terms with paid, relevant work experience. Science co-op students complete a standard academic degree program, as well as 3 or 4 co-op work terms in jobs related to their studies. For employers, hiring a co-op student is a great way to work a candidate for a potential full-time position with minimal risk.

Currently we offer undergraduate science co-op programs in:

  • Actuarial & Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Biochemistry (Biomedical Research Specialization)
  • Biology & Pharmacology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical and Biological Physics
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Physics

Consult the Undergraduate Calendar for program requirements.

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