Students in any of the baccalaureate programs offered by the Faculty of Forestry can apply to follow a Co-operative Education (Co-op) option. This option provides interested and qualified students with paid employment experience that is directly related to their academic program and future career. Apart from the normal academic requirements, a minimum of four work terms must be completed. Students following the co-op option generally require an additional year to complete degree requirements.
Work placements are graded Pass or Fail. Students must attend co-operative education workshops. An academic evaluation component is required at the end of each work term. Successful completion of the Co-op option requirements will be acknowledged on the student's degree parchment. Students wishing to enrol in the option must apply in the fall term of their second year. Selection criteria for admission vary for each degree program, but are based on academic performance and employment suitability. Total enrolment is subject to the availability of appropriate work placements. Acceptance into the co-op option does not guarantee work opportunities in every work term. Once a suitable work opportunity is confirmed, students must register in and pay for the appropriate session. See Program and Course Fees.
Contact the Cooperative Education Coordinators for the Faculty of Forestry, or the Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing if you are in that degree program, for further information, including special application forms, specific deadlines, and the appropriate sequence of academic and work terms.
More details are available on the Co-op website (www.forestry.ubc.ca/students/co-op/) for the Faculty of Forestry