What is cooperative education (co-op)?
Cooperative education is an educational strategy that integrates work experience with classroom and lab experience.
When do I go on co-op?
All undergraduate day students complete 2 required co-op semesters—one during the junior year and one during the senior year.
- COOP400 - Cooperative Education 1
- COOP600 - Cooperative Education 2
Students have the option of completing an optional co-op (COOP300) during the summer between the sophomore and junior year. This co-op, however, cannot be applied toward the co-op graduation requirement.
How do I get support for my co-op?
Every student is assigned a co-op advisor with a specialty in working with students on setting co-op goals, career advising and job searching. They work with students individually and in small groups so that not only is your co-op searching a success, but also your experience in the workplace is a success. Co-op Tutorial: click here.