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Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree: co-op only

This program is offered only through the co-op system of study. Students participate in the co-op process at their home institution, the university at which they are registered for the plan.

For Waterloo-registered students, the co-op process involves four (or five at a student's discretion) co-op work terms intermixed with study terms. The first of these work terms occurs during the May-to-August period between the second and third study terms. The complete sequencing of terms for Waterloo-registered students is listed in the study/work sequence chart. Students in this plan will be required to pay six co-op fees, which are usually assessed in the first three years of study.

For Laurier-registered students, the co-op process involves three (or four at a student's discretion) co-op work terms intermixed with the 10 study terms. The first of these work terms occurs during the January-to-April period between the third and fourth study terms. The earlier May-to-August period between the second and third study terms is an "off" term (where students are on their own for the term, similar to regular students). With the exception of this first May-to-August term being an "off" term rather than a co-op work term, the term sequencing for Laurier-registered students is identical to the one for Waterloo-registered students.

Business Administration and Computer Science - Double Degree: Co-op only

This program is offered only through the co-op system of study. Students participate in the co-op process at their home institution, the university at which they are registered for the plan.

For Waterloo-registered students, the co-op process involves four (or five at a student's discretion) co-op work terms intermixed with study terms. The first of these work terms occurs during the May-to-August period between the second and third study terms. The complete sequencing of terms for Waterloo-registered students is listed in the study/work sequence chart. Students in this plan will be required to pay six co-op fees, which are usually assessed in the first three years of study.

For Laurier-registered students, the co-op process involves three (or four at a student's discretion) co-op work terms intermixed with the 10 study terms. The first of these work terms occurs during the January-to-April period between the third and fourth study terms. The earlier May-to-August period between the second and third study terms is an “off” term (where students are on their own for the term, similar to regular students). With the exception of this first May-to-August term being an “off” term rather than a co-op work term, the term sequencing for Laurier-registered students is identical to the one for Waterloo-registered students.

Chartered Professional Accountancy: Co-op only

This plan is offered only through the co-op system of study. It involves four co-op work terms, the first of which occurs in the winter term immediately following the fall 2A academic term (see study/work sequence chart). Students are exempted from paying co-op fees for their 1A and 1B terms.

Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Mathematics/Business Administration; Information Technology Management, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Optimization: Regular or co-op

These plans are offered through both the co-op and regular systems of study. Students in the regular system will study for the fall and winter terms and are off for the spring term. This schedule repeats until students have completed eight study terms. Students in the co-op system of study will work and study according to one of the four sequences available to co-op students in these plans shown in the study/work sequence chart.

If you require more information on the co-op system of study, please visit the main Co-operative Education website.