Co-op or regular?

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

Whether you opt for co-op, where you'll alternate between study and work terms, or choose a traditional four-year program, studying from September to May with summers off, you'll leave with a world-class education from Canada's most innovative university.

Victoria cutting wood.

Through self-directed learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Knowledge Integration students like Victoria design and build museum exhibits as a way to convey their learnings in a public setting.

Geomatics grad Aujas using surveying equipment.

Recent Geomatics graduate, Aujas, used co-op to apply what he learned in the classroom to the field. "In co-op, you take skills that we’ve learned – like automation and working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – and apply them in the real world. It’s a really good experience to apply them before you even graduate from university."

With a five year co-op program, you can

Which Environment programs offer co-op?

What kind of companies will you work for?

The types of jobs you can apply for may vary by program. Past co-op employers of Environment students include:

  • Environment Canada
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Labatt Breweries
  • Microsoft Canada
  • Earth Day Canada
  • Vancouver International Airport
  • The United Nations
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada
  • The Government of Madagascar
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Statistics Canada
  • City of Toronto
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Stantec

With a four-year regular program, you can

Which Environment programs offer regular programs?

* Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to a new program may be made only after the university’s own quality assurance processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the program.