The Faculty of Science currently offers co-op opportunities for students who are full-time, Honours students or specializing in one of the following programs of study:
- Biomedical Science
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Science
The York University Co-op Program provides students in specific programs with an opportunity to integrate their classroom learning with hands-on, paid, work experiences related to their field of study. While on work terms, co-op students apply their classroom learning in a work environment, explore potential career options, and build relationships with colleagues and employers. Co-op students will begin their first work term after their second year of classroom study and can take part in three, full-time, four-month work terms that alternate with periods of academic study.
The Faculty of Science’s Experiential Education (EE) office’s goal is, amongst other things, to continuously expand Co-op and Internship opportunities for science students. Please take advantage of the help we can provide.
Students who are interested in applying for the Co-op Program must attend an information session before submitting their application.
Benefits of Co-op
Co-op gives students the opportunity to gain professional, paid work experiences related to their program of study. Each job is approved by York University to ensure that students are engaging in productive and meaningful work in their respective disciplines. Other benefits include:
Gaining hands-on work experience before you graduate
Earning income as all co-op positions are full-time and paid
Networking with professionals in your field
Learning by applying theoretical knowledge in professional work environment