In the regular system of study, you'll be in school between September and April each year and have your summers off. You'll benefit from hands-on courses and labs, learn from top professors, and develop valuable skills for your career.
Study for eight months each year
Instead of moving between school and work every four months for co-op, you'll study for eight consecutive months of school in the regular system of study.
A quicker path to graduation
Finish your degree in four years, instead of five years as in co-op. This means you can move more quickly into your career or further education.
An EDGE for your career
Develop professional skills, explore career options, and learn to market yourself in the EDGE certificate program offered exclusively to students not in co-op programs.
Get advice for your career
Meet with a career advisor to explore possible careers or further education such as teacher's college, law school, or a master's degree. Hone your interview skills and résumé writing through practical workshops.
Freedom to plan your summers
If you have a job that you return to each year or if you plan to travel or volunteer between May and August, the regular system may be for you.
In many Waterloo programs, you can choose between co-op and the regular system of study.