For Students

The co-op program offers students opportunities to:

  • Gain skills and experience that make them sought after employees
  • Explore jobs in the public and private sectors
  • Clarify short and long term professional, academic, and personal goals
  • Integrate classroom and workplace learning
  • Develop relationships with mentors and peers

The cooperative education learning model is composed of three parts: preparation (co-op preparation course), activity (co-op), and reflection.

Spring Co-op

Fall Co-op

Employment Start Date

January 1st

July 1st

Employment End Date

June 30th

December 31st

*Start/end dates are approximate. Official start dates will be determined by the employer.

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The Process

An outline of what needs to be done in order to take part in the co-op program in the College of Science

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Resources for Current Students

International co-op, creating your own co-op, and other resources for current students

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Co-Op Sign-Up

If you have already completed the Co-op Prep class, or are currently enrolled in this class, and you intend to go out on co-op in the next session, you must follow the instructions in this section.

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FAQs for Co-op

Additional information about co-op and general FAQs can be found here. 1. What happens if I change my major or concentration? If you change your major, you will likely be assigned to a new Co-op Faculty Coordinator who specializes in