Physics and Astronomy Co-op
Put your learning in motion.
As a physics or astronomy co-op student, you'll alternate your academic terms with co-op terms working for employers in your field. You’ll gain relevant work experience, build competencies, earn some extra cash and get a head start on your career.
You could work for co-op employers in:
- nuclear physics
- energy research
- medical research
- other areas of pure/applied physics
Wondering what it's like to be a 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
To apply to Physics and Astronomy Co-op, you must:
- be enrolled full-time at UVic
- be pursuing an major or honours degree in Physics and Astronomy
- have (and maintain) at least a B average overall and a B- average in each physics and astronomy course
Graduating with co-op designation
If you successfully complete all your required co-op work terms, you'll earn a co-op designation on your degree when you graduate. Undergraduate students must complete four work terms to graduate with co-op designation.
How to apply
To apply to Physics and Astronomy Co-op, please submit the application form.
When to apply
- If you’re still in high school, you can apply to co-op during your Grade 12 year (at the same time that you apply to UVic).
- If you’re already at UVic, you can apply to co-op any time during your first term of your first year, or before the end of your first term in your second year.
- If you're a transfer student, you can apply to co-op at the same time that you apply to UVic.