B.Sc.(Env.) Co-op

The B.Sc. (Env.) Co-op Experience

In Semester 2 (Winter semester of your first year in the B.Sc.(Env.) program), you are required to take COOP*1100. This is a pass/fail credit course that Co-op students must complete before they begin their first Co-op Work Term. This course is designed to prepare you for success in all aspects of the Co-op program including your job search skills, work performance and networking abilities. 

In order to participate beyond first year in the Co-op program, you must meet the criteria for advancement as outlined in the Co-op Program Policy Agreement. Specifically, you must be enrolled full-time, have at least a 70% cumulative average in semester one and two, and pass COOP*1100.

In the semester prior to a scheduled Work Term, you will be in a “Job Search” semester. You are required to engage in an active job search process. Details of which are outlined on the Experience Guelph website. You will work closely with your Co-op Coordinator during this process. 

During your Work Term, your focus is on your work responsibilities. If you have questions about your work experience or situation, contact your Co-op Coordinator as soon as possible. In addition to your work place responsibilities, you have a number of other tasks to complete during your Co-op Work Semester. Please note, the Work Performance Evaluation tied to your Experience Guelph Account will be emailed to your supervisor the last month of your term. If your supervisor requests a soft copy or is unable to open the link below - please contact your Co-op Coordinator for assistance. If you are completing an 8 month Work Term, please contact your Co-op Advisor for Guidelines, Evaluation Forms and specific due dates. 

NOTE: There is a *new* option available for those B.Sc.(Env.) students completing a 4th (optional) work term. You can choose to submit a letter of submittal and a professional cover letter in lieu of a formal report. A proposal will not be necessary if you choose this option for your 4th work term.

The following links provide detailed requirements for your 4 month Work Term Semester:

To graduate with the Co-op Program designation, you must satisfactorily complete COOP*1100 and a minimum of three Co-op Work Terms. For each Co-op Work Term you need to receive a passing Work Performance Evaluation and a grade of satisfactory or higher on your work report. Only with all requirements successfully completed will your transcript reflect completion of the Co-op Program.

Co-op Credits

As of Summer 2019, there was a change to how co-op students are granted credit for co-op terms completed and in progress.

Starting in S19, credit for each co-op work term completed is included in the calculation of your ‘earned’ credits, but does not count toward the 20.00 academic credit minimum required to graduate from the B.Sc.(Env.) degree program.

For B.Sc.(Env.): Co-op students following the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Calendar (or later) for their schedule of studies, this means: Students completing three co-op work terms will need a minimum of 21.5 credits in order to be eligible to graduate, including 1.5 credits for successfully completed co-op work terms. Students completing four co-op work terms will need a minimum of 22.0 credits in order to be eligible to graduate, including 2.0 credits for successfully completed co-op work terms.

For B.Sc.(Env.): Co-op students following the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Calendar (or earlier) for their schedule of studies, please note that for every co-op work term completed from S19 onward, 0.5 credits needs to be added to the 20.00 academic credit minimum required to graduate from the B.Sc.(Env.) degree program. 

Co-op Students - Requesting Re-admission into Co-op

If you have been required to withdraw from the Co-op program after First Year Review and you have medical, psychological or compassionate grounds to submit a request for re-admission into the Co-operative Education program, please see the link to the Co-op and Career Services website for information on deadlines and process.

For More Information

Please contact your Co-op Coordinator or Co-op Advisor (information below) or refer to the Co-operative and Career Services website.

B.Sc.(Env.) Co-op Coordinators

Lindsay Peddle
Co-op Coordinator, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Programs
519-824-4120 x54277 | (mobile) 226-218-2821
Co-operative Education & Career Services
science.coop@uoguelph.ca

Andrew J. Kramer
Co-op Co-ordinator, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Programs
519-824-4120 x52515 | (mobile) 519-212-0517
Co-operative Education & Career Services
science.coop@uoguelph.ca

B.Sc.(Env.) Co-op Advisor

Carie Devitt
Johnston Hall, Room 133A
519-824-4120 x 58475
bscenvpc@uoguelph.ca