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Co-operative Education Program

In addition to the four-year B.Sc. (Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology) program, students can elect a five-year Co-operative Education Program with work term positions in industry. The Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology Co-operative Education Program is designed to provide students with work experience integrated with their academic programs. The year-round program normally requires completion of five four-month work terms of targeted employment including one Winter and one Fall placement. The five courses for the work terms are BEST 310, 311, 312, 411, and 412. Successful completion of the Co-op Program requirements will also be acknowledged on the student's degree parchment. The Co-op program requires an additional year to complete the B.Sc. (Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology) requirements.

Students in the program will register in and pay for the appropriate 3-credit Co-operative Education course for each work term once a suitable position is confirmed. See Program and Course Fees.

Students in the B.Sc. (Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology) who wish to be considered for the Co-operative Education Program must apply in the fall term of their second year. To be able to participate in the job search process for the first co-op term, the student needs to have a 64% minimum cumulative average in required Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology courses taken at UBC in first and second year, complete the required application, and have a successful interview with the Co-op Coordinator. Specific deadlines are available from the co-op office. To be accepted into BEST 310, students must have an average of 68% minimum in required Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology courses taken at UBC in first and second year and maintain that average to stay in the Co-op Program.

To graduate from the Co-operative Education Program a student must complete the required number of work terms along with the normal academic requirements.

For more information please contact the Co-op Office.

BEST Co-operative Education Program Requirements:

First Year
Same as above 32
Second Year
Same as above 30
Plus BEST 3101 3
Third Year
BEST 300 3
BEST 301 3
BEST 302 3
BEST 308 3
Restricted Natural Resources Conservation Elective 3
Total Credits 15
BEST 3111 3
BEST 3121 3
Fourth Year
BEST 303 3
BEST 304 3
FRST 302 3
FRST 318 3
BEST 400 3
BEST 401 3
BEST 402 3
Restricted Commerce Elective 3
Electives 6
Total Credits 30
BEST 4111 3
Fifth Year
BEST 403 3
CONS 425 3
WOOD 365 3
WOOD 461 3
Electives 3
Total Credits 15
BEST 4121 3
1 Co-operative work term

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