Applying to Co-op

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General Admissions and Eligibility Requirements

Full-time Brandon University students in good standing and enrolled in a 4-Year or 4-Year (Honours) degree with a declared major in one of the participating disciplines are eligible to apply to the Co-op Program. International students are eligible for work permits that are valid only for co-op employment arranged through the co-op program.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

At the time of application for the Co-operative Education Program, students must meet all criteria according to the department offering their declared major.

Department Major GPA Min Credit Hours Prerequisite Courses
ADES 3.0 to enter Co-op program

30 to enter the program;

45 before first work term

40.151, 40.152, and 40.153
Biology 3.0 to enter Co-op program

30 to enter the program;

45 before first work term

To enter the program: 15:162, 15:163

Completed prior to first work term: 15:273, 15:282 plus one of 15:262, 15:267, or 15:269

Chemistry 3.0 to enter Co-op program

30 to enter program;

45 before first work term

18:160, 18:170, 18:262, plus 6 credit hours in Chemistry at the 200-level
Computer Science 3.0 to enter Co-op program

30 to enter the program;

45 before first work term

62.160, 62.161, 62.206, and 62.264
Environmental Science 2.7 to enter Co-op program

30 to enter program;

45 before first work term

15.162, 15.163, 18.160, 18.170, 38.192, 40.153, 62.171, 38.170 or 42.160 Before 1st work term: 30.151 or 30.153, 62.172
Geology 2.5 to enter Co-op program 24 to enter program 42.160
History 2.7 to enter Co-op program 30 to enter program 54.250 or 54.351
Physics & Astronomy 3.0 to enter Co-op program

30 to enter program;

45 before first work term

74:272, 74:275, 74:276 plus one of 74:273, 74:281, or 74:284
Sociology 2.6 to enter Co-op program 36 to enter program 6 credit hours in Sociology at the 100 level, plus one of 90.283, 90.376, or 90.389, plus one of 90.292, or 90.293, or 90.294

* Specific admissions criteria are maintained by the respective academic department and are subject to change. Please refer to the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for current admissions requirements.

How to Apply?

  • Prepare application package:
    • Completed application form
    • Resume (or work history)
    • Current transcript
    • Cover letter (TIP: this is your opportunity to show us your personality, your level of commitment, and your enthusiasm answering the questions (1) why are you applying to Co-op, and (2) what are your expectations and/or desired outcomes)
  • Submit your application to co-op@brandonu.ca

If information or documents are missing, it may delay your application. The document checklist in the application package lists all the documents to include.  Answer all questions carefully, completely and truthfully. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

When to Apply?

Admission for 2018/2019 is now closed. Admissions for 2019/2020 will begin April 8, 2019 and end September 30, 2019 at 4:30pm.

Questions?

Contact Brandon University’s Co-op Office:  Co-op@BrandonU.ca.