Public Health co-op student Juliane Koropeski

Juliane's diverse co-op experiences gave her a greater appreciation for her field of study, Public Health. Plus she gained valuable hands-on experience applying what she learned in the classroom.

At Waterloo, you have two great ways to study: regular or co-op.


In the regular program, you'll attend classes from September to April giving you some predictability knowing that you'll have summers off.

Graduate career-ready by enhancing your academic, co-curricular, and work experiences through EDGE, our experiential education certificate program


In co-op, you spend your time alternating between academic terms and paid work terms. It's a great way to network, build your resume, and earn money to cover your university expenses!

Find out more about how co-op works at Waterloo to see if it is a good fit for you.


Our programs

Our four undergraduate programs are available via the regular or co-op system of study. Select your program of interest to compare streams and find out which is right for you!

Co-op - Improving lives


Rachel, Kinesiology, helped develop a new clinic to assist patients recovering from stroke.

Co-op - Opening doors


Ngai, Health Studies, explored the health care industry and uncovered new career options.

Co-op - Transferable skills


From non-profit to tech sectors, Caitlyn, Recreation and Business, discovered her skills were in demand.