What Co-op options does the B.Sc. offer?
Within the B.Sc., there are 10 programs which offer a co-op education option (2016/17). These include: Biochemistry, Biological & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Toxicology, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Nanoscience, and Physics.
Students can apply to a co-op program directly from high school. If admitted into co-op this guarantees them a spot in the co-op program during the first year. Students must maintain a 70% average to continue in the co-op program beyond first year. There is also an additional fee for co-op. Students in a co-op program take the same courses as students in non-co-op majors, but in their first Winter semester most co-op students take an additional, non-credit course (COOP 1100: Introduction to Cooperative Education). This course is 1 hour/week and teaches job seeking skills (cover letter and resume writing, mock interviews) as well as business and professional eithics. The first work term will normally be done during the fourth semester (winter). For most programs there are either three or four work terms to be completed.
If a student hasn't been offered admission directly into a co-op program, they can apply during their first year. If space is available and minimum grade requirements are met, then admission may be granted. It is best to apply early in the fall to get on the waiting list. Students are advised to consult with Coop and Career Services as soon as possible, if they are interested in applying to a coop major.
If you apply directly from high school and are not accepted to the co-op program, then you will be automatically considered for the non-co-op major option.