In Arts & Science Co-op, you'll follow either a Specialist program, a Double Major program or a Major with two minors, leading to a four-year degree. This is comprised of 20 full-credit equivalents (FCEs).
In addition to completing the academic component of your degree, you’ll complete at least four co-op courses and spend 8 to 12 months in jobs – called co-op work terms – that are relevant to your program of study.
For most programs, you’ll follow the same academic program of requirements as your non-co-op peers. However, some programs have specific additional course and timing requirements that are outlined in the Academic Calendar.
The Co-op Student Agreement is completed the first time that you log into CSM; this outlines your responsibilities as a co-op student and only needs to be completed once.
The Co-op Student Seeking Agreement needs to be completed each seeking term; it outlines your responsibilities while you're seeking a work term, as well as your responsibilities while you're working. It also authorizes us to provide your resume, cover letter and academic history to co-op employers, and permits us to release previous mid-term evaluations, final evaluations and work term project evaluations to employers, if requested.
Determine the recommended course load when you register for the co-op program.
Find out information on general program areas, the process in choosing your program of study when going into second year, and how to transfer to another program.
Check how your cGPA affects your eligibility for co-op and how many courses you need to take in order to stay in the program.
It's always our goal to help you move successfully through co-op from first year to final year, but sometimes life makes other plans for you. Find out how to transfer out of co-op, or learn more about your options if you have been removed from the program.