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Co-op Program

Please apply at the co-op office in Riddell Center 163.

The goal of the Biology Co-op program is to provide hands-on job experience for students enrolled in the Biology BSc or BSc Hons programs. The Co-op work terms may be at private companies, research institutions, government laboratories or universities. Some work terms may include field work.

Some examples of previous Biology Co-op positions:

  • Water Quality Data Analyst - Environment Canada
  • Agroforestry Research Assistant - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Laboratory Technician - Maxxam Analytics Inc.

The BSc or BSc Hons with Co-op designation includes 120 credit hours of courses and four work terms (each of four months duration). The course requirements and course credit hours are identical to those of a Biology BSc or BSc Hons degree.

The work terms will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Work terms must receive a grade of "Pass" in order to count towards the Co-op designation.

Biology Co-op Information

Writings Tips for Work Term Reports

U of R Co-operative Education Website