Work term and PD requirements

In addition to completing four work terms, co-op students in the Faculty of Arts must successfully complete professional development (PD) courses from the Centre for Work Integrated Learning for each work term. These courses help you improve your employability and assist you with making connections between workplace experiences and what you learn in the classroom.  

PD courses do not count towards the total number of academic courses for your Bachelor of Arts degree (e.g. 20.0 units). Arts co-op students are required to take PD courses in addition to their required academic courses.

If you are unsure of your remaining PD requirements please consult with your academic advisor

All Arts co-op students require 4 PD courses: 

  • PD 1 
  • PD 12 
  • PD elective 
  • PD elective 

Co-op students in the Bachelor of Arts programs are scheduled for five work terms. To successfully graduate with the co-op designation, student must receive credit for at least four of the five work terms. If you are considering dropping your fifth work term, please contact your academic advisor to see if this is possible. 

GBDA co-op students must receive credit for all four work terms. 

Winter 2022: Changes to work report requirement

Effective Winter 2022, work reports will no longer be required for co-op students in the Faculty of Arts. From Winter 2022 onward, Arts co-op students will instead complete embedded reflections within the required Professional Development (PD) courses.

Winter 2022 and onward: If you are scheduled for any work term(s) in Winter 2022 and onward, you are not required to complete a separate work report. The WKRPT 200, WKRPT 300, WKRPT 400 courses will no longer be added to your record in Quest.

Arts co-op students are still required to complete a total of 4 PD courses, one per work term, specific to your program calendar year requirements (above). 

Note: Students on a pre-2021 program calendar year will have a transcript text added to their record that notes that they no longer require work reports for their co-op program requirements.