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McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

Recruitment Cycles and Student Availability

  • All co-op programs start in year 3, meaning students have completed at least 5 academic semesters before their first work term.
  • Students apply to enter co-op in the second semester of year 2, after completing an 8-week career course, “Skills for Career Success in Science”, which is open to all science students.
  • In year 3, all co-op students \also complete another 8-week professionalism course, "Advanced Job Search Skills for Science Co-op Students", before their first work term.

Table: Work-Study Sequence, by Co-op Program:

Co-op Program

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fifth Year


§  Actuarial & Financial Mathematics
§  Biochemistry
§  Biology & Pharmacology
§  Chemical Biology
§  Chemistry
§  Sustainable Chemistry
§  Earth & Environmental Sciences
§  Environmental Sciences
§  Geography & Environmental Sciences
§  Life Sciences
§  Mathematics & Statistics
§  Medical Physics
§  Molecular Biology & Genetics
§  Physics
Fall Winter

Summer

Fall

Winter

Summer

Fall

Winter







Academic Term









Work Term







Work Term







Academic Term







Academic Term







Work Term







Work Term







Academic Term


Biology & Pharmacology

    Academic Term


Academic Term


Work Term


Work Term


Academic Term


Work Term


Senior Thesis


Academic Term

 


Co-op Recruitment Cycles:

CycleCo-op Position StartsStudent Availability
Winter January 4 or 8 months
Spring May 4 or 8 months
Fall September 4 months

Recruitment Dates:

For more information, or to post your position please contact hiresci@mcmaster.ca

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