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Co-op study/work sequences

If you've been admitted to a co-op program, your first co-op work term will begin in either your first or second year. Each program follows a slightly different study/work sequence.

Timing of your first co-op work term

  Programs Timing of first work term
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Health Studies, Kinesiology, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)
Faculty of Arts Accounting and Financial Management, Honours Arts and Business Co-op January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)
  Economics, English, History January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)
  Political Science, Psychology, Sociology  May to August 2019 (halfway through second year)
Faculty of Engineering

Architecture

January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)
Environmental, Geological, and Systems Design Engineering January to April 2018 (halfway through first year)
Biomedical, Civil, Management, and Nanotechnology Engineering May to August 2018 (after you complete first year)

Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics Engineering 

If you'll be living in residence for first year and have your first work term in January of first year, check the Waterloo Residences website to see which residences are available to stream 4 students. You could also apply to live at one of our on-campus University College residences.

January to April 2018 (stream 4) or May to August 2018 (stream 8).

You'll be automatically assigned to either stream 4 or 8 in late June 2017.

Software Engineering Software Engineering May to August 2018 (after you complete first year)
Faculty of Environment Environment and Business; Environment, Resources and Sustainability; Geography and Environmental Management; Geomatics January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)
  Planning May to August 2019 (after you finish second year)
Faculty of Mathematics Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree, Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree, Computing and Financial Management, Mathematical Physics  May to August 2018 (after you complete first year)
 

Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematics/Business Administration, Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management

Your first work term may be May to August 2018, September to December 2018, or January to April 2019

  Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)
 

Mathematics/Teaching, Pure Mathematics/Teaching 

May to August 2018 or September to December 2018
Faculty of Science Psychology May to August 2019 (after you complete second year)
  All other programs in the Faculty of Science:


Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy, Biotechnology/Economics, Environmental Science, Life Sciences (Life Physics), Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Materials and Nanosciences, Mathematical Physics, Medicinal Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Astronomy), Science and Business

January to April 2019 (halfway through second year)