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Co-op program options

Co-op application requirements and program structure vary by program. Co-op is mandatory for students studying in certain program areas, while other programs are optional.

Find your co-op program below and follow links for more details.

Required co-op programs

If you take part in one of these academic programs, co-op is mandatory as part of your degree. This means it's built into your program and there's no need to apply.


  • Commerce
  • Master in Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Global Business


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Software Engineering 

Exercise Science & Health Education

  • Recreation & Health Education
  • Coaching Studies

Health Information Science

Public Administration

Optional co-op programs

If you take part in one of these academic programs, you can choose to participate in co-op as part of your degree. You'll usually apply for co-op in your program area at the start of your second year.

Computer Science

Continuing Studies

  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Intercultural Education & Training Program

Education (graduate studies)

  • Counselling Psychology
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Master of Education

Exercise Science and Health Education

  • Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical & Health Education Major

Fine Arts

  • Art History & Visual Studies
  • Music
  • Professional Writing in Journalism & Publishing
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing

Human and Social Development (graduate studies)

  • Child & Youth Care
  • Public Health & Social Policy
  • Social Dimensions in Health


  • English
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Germanic & Slavic Studies
  • Greek & Roman Studies
  • History
  • Hispanic & Italian Studies
  • Humanities - general studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Pacific & Asian Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Professional Communication
  • Religious Studies



  • Biology
  • Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Ocean Sciences
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography 
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Restoration of Natural Systems
  • Sociology

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