Earth and Ocean Sciences Co-op
Put your learning in motion.
As a co-op student, you’ll alternate your academic terms with co-op terms working for real earth and ocean sciences employers. You’ll gain relevant, paid work experience, build competencies and hop on the fast track to career success. You could work in jobs related to:
- climate change
- air and water quality
- environmental monitoring
- wildlife assessment and tracking
Wondering what it's like to be an EOS co-op student? Check out our student stories!
- How to apply
- The co‑op process
- Fees and funding
- Find a co‑op work term
- WHMIS test
- During your work term
- After your work term
- Résumé and cover letter tips
- Sample job descriptions
- Co‑op student stories
- Co‑op forms
How to apply
How to apply
To apply to EOS Co-op, you must:
- be a UVic student enrolled in a full-time major or honours program in EOS (including combined programs)
- have and maintain a minimum B average
- submit an application form
Graduating with co-op designation
If you successfully complete the requirements of the co-op program, you'll earn a co-op distinction on your degree when you graduate. Undergraduate students must complete four work terms to graduate with co-op designation. Graduate students must complete two to three work terms.
apply to co-op
When to apply to co-op
If you're an undergraduate student, you can apply to join EOS Co-op anytime in your first or second year, but no later than the start of your third year.
If you’re a graduate student, contact your co-op office to see if co-op will fit with your academic schedule.
EOS Work Experience Program
Not sure if co-op is right for you? As an earth and ocean sciences student, you can apply to the EOS Work Experience Program at any time during your degree and complete one or two paid work terms instead of four. You’ll receive the same benefits and support as a co-op student, and you can choose to transfer into the EOS Co-op Program later on (if it's still early enough in your studies).
Program requirements and the application process are the same as for co-op—please see the other tabs on this page.
Questions about the Work Experience Program? Please contact us.