Undergraduate Co-op Program

Co-operative Education is the most recognized way for you to graduate with relevant work experience and avoid the no-job-no-experience cycle. With a co-op education, you have the opportunity to make connections with industry, obtain paid, professional work experience, and obtain credit towards your degree.


Undergraduate Co-op Program Overview

Our undergraduate co-op students complete 12-16 months of work experience in appropriate fields of business, industry, government, non-profits, and academic studies. While completing the work experiences, students complete required learning assignments and are monitored and evaluated by the Co-op Office and their employer. Monitoring and evaluation will assist the student with learning and understanding of self and the world of work. As with many Co-op Education programs in Canada,  co-op students complete various professional development training, work terms, and a final assignment. At StFX, co-op  students complete three professional development seminars, 12-16 months of work experience, and COOP 405 (3 credits)

Currently, StFX offers Co-op education in seven different programs. 

Second or third-year students in the following disciplines have an opportunity to complete co-op:

Bachelor of Business Administration (all majors)

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, and Math 

Bachelor of Science Biology, Computer Science, and Math

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health

Bachelor of Arts and Science in Climate & Environment


If Co-op Education is not an option for your program, please let us know. We will gladly work with other StFX departments in order to expand the program. 


By joining our program, you are investing in yourself and your future. By the time you are ready to enter the workforce, you are more experienced, more prepared, and more confident.

Application Deadline for 2021-2022: Tuesday, May 4, 2021.  We will have one intake in 2021-2022.  

Note: Second-year students joining the program can complete their degree and co-op within 4-5 years. Students interested in co-op & degree in 4 years, should speak with an Academic Advisor. Third-year students joining the program, have limited opportunities to secure a work term and it will add an additional year to complete your degree & co-op. Students who are accepted into the program in May 2021 are not eligible to go out on their first work term until January 2022 at the earliest. 

Interested in Learning More about the Program?

If you have additional questions and want to talk with a current co-op student, please contact co-op@stfx.ca. The Co-op Coordinator will be able to help prospective students connect with current co-op students.