UBC Science Co-op works closely with local, national, and international employers to develop challenging, career-related positions for our students. During a placement, the student will be supervised, evaluated, and paid by an employer.
Undergraduate students earn a degree with the Co-operative Education designation by completing the required number of work terms in addition to completing the regular academic requirements in a department. UBC Science Co-op placements are typically held in three annual work terms: Fall (Sept – Dec), Winter (Jan – Apr) and Summer (May – Aug).
Note that a co-op work term does not replace or add academic course credits for that term, and the credits do not count towards graduation. For most programs, being a UBC Science Co-op student will extend the student’s degree program by one year.
Find out more about the UBC Science Co-op.