CO-OP PROGRAMS

The Faculty of Science Co-op Programs are professional development options where students can alternate regular academic terms with periods of paid, full-time employment in jobs related to their area of study.  Co-op students gain practical, on-the job experience to complement their theoretical knowledge, allowing them to apply what they have learned to an employment situation.  When Co-op students return to classes after a Work Term, they find their work experience helps them with their related courses.

To find out more about Co-op, check out these students' stories:

  • Melissa Bailey - U of M's 93rd Rhodes Scholar and Canadian Association of Cooperative Education (CAFCE) 2010 Student of the year
  • Bobby Beattie - Science Co-op in Freiburg Germany
  • Doug Falk - Computer Science Co-op makes a dream come true
  • Mick Strick - U of M 2010 Co-operative Education Student Champion Award

The Faculty of Science has a Science Co-op option and an Computer Science Co-op option.  Students can choose from the following degree programs:

 Biological Sciences
(Major, Honours)

 Computer Science
(Major, Honours)

Biochemistry
(Major, Honours)

 Computer Science-Mathematics
(Joint Honours)

 Biotechnology
(Major, Honours)

Computer Science - Physics & Astronomy
(Joint Honours)

 Chemistry
(Major, Honours)

Computer Science - Statistics
(Joint Honours)

 Genetics
(Major, Honours)

Computer Science
Coursework Masters Co-op

 Microbiology
(Major, Honours)

Statistics
(Major, Honours)

Applying to Science Co-op

You generally apply in the 2nd year of your program. The application deadline for the Science Co-op program is in early April. Applications are available at the Science Co-op Office in 121 Machray Hall. For more information, contact Angela Faulkner, Phone: 204-474-7396, or Email: Angela.faulkner@umanitoba.ca. Website: http://umsciencecoop.weebly.com/

Applying to Computer Science Co-op

Applications are available in the Computer Science Office (E2-499, EITC) or online.  You generally apply at the end of your 2nd year (April), once you have completed the majority of the six required 2nd year courses and a minimum of 54 credit hours. Please note that even if you are using the summer term to meet these requirements, you should still submit an application in April. If you are unsure of when you should apply because of unique circumstances, contact Lisa Wise, Computer Science Undergraduate Co-op Coordinator, E2-499B EITC, Phone: 204-474-8695 or e-mail: Lisa.Wise@cs.umanitoba.ca

Melissa Bailey
University of Manitoba's 93rd Rhodes Scholar
Canadian Association of Co-operative
Education (CAFCE) student of the year



Mike Strick 
U of M Co-operative Education
Student Champion Award