Co-operative Education is based on the principle that academic study, combined with alternating work periods, is desirable for effective professional preparation. Work periods allow students to acquire experience in the area of career interest, while the academic terms can be devoted to fundamental and theoretical studies. The practical experience is not a substitute for, but rather a complement to, academic studies.
The following programs have approved Co-operative Education options:
Faculty of Arts: Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Psychology (Human-Computer Interaction), Sociology (includes Applied Social Research and Power and Everyday Life).
School of Business: Accounting, Business General, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Managing People and Organizations, Marketing, Operations Management.
Faculty of Engineering and Design: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Studies, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Civil (includes Management), Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering (includes Integrated Manufacturing), Software Engineering.
Faculty of Public Affairs: Economics, Law (includes Concentration in Business Law, Concentration in Law, Policy, and Government), Mass Communication, Political Science (includes Concentration in Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics and Area Studies, Gender and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Public Affairs and Policy Analysis), Public Affairs and Policy Management (includes Communication and Information Technology Management, Development Rights, Human Rights, International Studies, Public Policy and Administration, Social Policy, and Strategic Public Opinion and Policy Analysis).
Faculty of Science: Applied Physics, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biology and Biotechnology, Biology and Physics, Biostatistics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics, Computational Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Computer Mathematics, Computer Mathematics Information Technology, Computer Science (including Software and Computing, Management and Business Systems, Software Engineering, Network Computing, Information Systems Security, Bioinformatics, Psychology, Law), Computer Science and Mathematics, Computer Statistics, Earth Sciences, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, Environmental Science, Mathematics with Physics, Mathematics with Specialization in Stochastics, Neuroscience, Physics and Statistics.
Students in the Co-operative Education program must satisfy the normal requirements for their degree programs as well as the graduation requirements specific to the Co-operative Education option in order to graduate with the Co-operative Education designation.
Students are expected to maintain communication with the Career Development and Co-operative Education Office on all matters pertaining to their participation in the Co-operative Education program and the regulations and procedures for their Co-operative Education option.