Co‑operative Education

Co-operative Education in Science is a program where academic study is combined with paid career-related work experience. Students complete three work terms throughout their academic study terms and graduate with a Bachelor of Science Co-op. Science Co-op enables students to apply their knowledge directly while providing them with work experience that assists in making educated career choices. The university charges an additional fee for each work term. Students should apply to join Science Co-op before their second year of study. A comprehensive report is required for each work term. Although not included in the GPA calculation, the department grades your reports and marks are recorded on the student's transcript.

Application and Entry

Visit the Co-op Office website to learn more about eligibility and when to apply.

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Academic --
2 Academic Academic Work Term 1
3 Academic Academic Work Term 2
4 Work Term 3 Academic --
5 Academic -- --

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology co-op student work term schedules may vary from the example displayed above.


Work-Integrated Learning & Co-operative Education
902-494-3123 (student contact)
Life Sciences Centre, Rm 200
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS
Contact your program's Faculty Co-op Advisor