Co-op Designation

The Co-operative Education designation is an achievement that goes on both your degree parchment and transcripts. It demonstrates to employers that as a graduate, you are sufficiently prepared to enter the workplace with limited orientation. Co-op graduates are seen to be a proven commodity in the eyes of potential employers, significantly reducing the risk that comes with hiring an entry-level employee.

 

Work Terms Required for Co-op Designation

Program Minimum Required Number of Co-op Work Terms
BA, BFA, BMgt, or BSc Three 4-month work terms (12 months total)
Eligible MSc or MA Two 4-month work terms (8 months total)
Combined Degree
(e.g., BEd/BSc, BEd/BMgt, BFA/BMgt)
Three 4-month work terms (12 months total)
  • Designation applied to degree with most number of work terms
  • You can receive the co-op designation on both degrees by completing at least 2 work terms per degree program

Please note:

  • The minimums listed above are required to graduate with the BA, BFA, BMgt, BSc, MSc or MA co-op designation.
  • Canadian undergraduate students can complete a maximum of six 4-month work terms (24 months total).
  • Canadian graduate students can complete a maximum of four 4-month work terms (16 months total).