Future Students

What is Co-op?

Co-operative Education combines real-world work experience with academic studies and has garnered international recognition as the preferred way to complete a degree. The program works to create a partnership between students, the University, and the employer, and to offer students an extended learning environment, and the ability to network with employers. The co-op experience allows students to integrate academic semesters with work terms.

Co-operative Education…

  • Allows students to experience real-world application of their discipline
  • Introduces students to employment possibilities in the workplace
  • Develops valuable research skills for future work experience or graduate school
  • Encourages proactive job search skills
  • Provides students with challenging and relevant PAID work experience
  • Assists students in making realistic and informed career choices
  • Provides the opportunity for students to build valuable contacts with employers
  • Assists students in the transition from University to the workplace

Don't just take our word for it!

Find out which career path is right for you, gain relevant experience and earn competitive wages — all before you graduate?

Co-op is more than just finding a job. It’s finding your career. It’s discovering what you want to do after graduation — showing you how to get there — before you graduate.

But don't just take our word for it. Hear from current Co-op students, just like you, who are experiencing learning on work terms right now!


The Faculty of Arts & Science Co-operative Education and Internship Program is available to undergraduate and graduate level students (BSc, BA, BASc, MA, MSc) and combined degree students with Management & Education as well as Public Health (BHSc Health Sciences) and Fine Arts (FA/MA Art, Drama, Music, New Media, Digital Audio Arts) students in the following majors:

  • Agricultural Biotechnology (BSc/MSc)
  • Geography (BA/BSc/MA/MSc)
  • Agricultural Studies (BA/BSc/MA/MSc)
  • History (BA/MA)
  • Anthropology (BA/MA)
  • Indigenous Studies (BA/MA)
  • Applied Statistics (BSc)
  • Kinesiology (BA/BSc/MA/MSc)
  • Archaeology (BA/BSc/MA/MSc)
  • Mathematics (BSc/MSc)
  • Art (BA/MA/BFA)
  • Music (BA/MA/BFA)
  • Biochemistry (BSc/MSc)
  • Neuroscience (BSc/MSc)
  • Biological Science (BSc/MSc)
  • New Media (BFA)
  • Canadian Studies (BA/MA)
  • Philosophy (BA/MA)
  • Chemistry (BSc/MSc/PhD)
  • Physics (BSc/MSc)
  • Computer Science (BSc/MSc)
  • Political Science (BA/MA)
  • Computer Science & GIS (BSc/MSc)
  • Psychology (BA/BSc/MA/MSc)
  • Digital Audio Arts (BFA)
  • Public Health (BHSc)
  • Dramatic Arts (BA/MA/BFA)
  • Religious Studies (BA/MA)
  • Economics (BA/MA)
  • Remote Sensing (BSc/MSc)
  • English (BA/MA)
  • Sociology (BA/MA)
  • Environmental Science (BSc/MSc)
  • Urban & Regional Studies (BA/MA)
  • French (BA/MA)
  • Women & Gender Studies (BA/MA)
  • French/Spanish (BA/MA)

"Career choices don’t come easily for most of us. They didn’t for me. Thankfully I go to a university where I can discover my passion - a university with a great Co-op program where I gain hands-on learning experience and explore career options before I graduate."

Holly Miller
BA (Co-op), English & French
Completed Work Terms at CSE (Canada’s Security Services), the City of Edmonton and Rocky Mountain House Museum!