Biology Co-op Program

Application for entry into all Co-op programs is via the Co-op Office (Riddell Centre 163).  A fillable PDF version of the application form is found here.

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 (this includes students in the two Areas of Concentration in the BSc and BSc Hons). The Co-op work terms may be at private companies, research institutions, government laboratories or universities. Some work term positions include field work, and many are located outside of Regina.

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 three work terms (each of four months duration); an optional fourth work term is also possible. 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. For the Biology Co-op Work Term Report, please use of the two formats described in the Biology Co-op Information document, and submit the report electronically as a Word (or equivalent) file; send to

Change to the Biology Co-op Program, starting Spring/Summer 2021 - Number of Work Terms

The Biology Co-op program now requires three (3) work terms, with a optional fourth (4th) work term.  This replaces the previously-required four work terms.

Biology Co-op Information

Writing Tips for Work Term Reports

U of R Co-operative Education Website (all of the important dates/deadlines are here)

Biology Co-op Coordinator - Dr. Harold Weger - - LB 255