Co-op is a mandatory benefit of the SAF programs. All students enrolled in a SAF program are enrolled in a co-op program. Co-op is defined here by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education. Learn more about SAF's Student and Graduate Employment successes.
Academic/Work Sequencing Paths for AFM, SFM, and Math/CPA students:
- Successful completion of four work terms is required.*
- Students are expected to follow only prescribed academic/work-term sequencing paths through to graduation. Prescribed paths for each program can be found at:
- Students may not end their sequence with a work term. All students are assigned to Sequence 1 as their default sequence at admission.
- Requests to change sequence are considered individually before the second and/or third work terms. The SAF co-op advisor team will notify you by email of the specific timing of when sequence change requests will be accepted.
- Sequence change requests must be accompanied by a completed Sequence Change Form.
* Students who have attempted, to the satisfaction of the School of Accounting and Finance, Co-operative and Experential Education (CEE) and Centre for Career Action (CECA), and their Faculty's Examinations and Standings (E&S) Committee, to gain employment for all four available work terms, but are successful in so doing for only three work terms, will be considered for a co-op degree, provided they have received credit for all three of their work terms and the necessary professional development and work term reflections/reports (for the programs that require them), and they have successfully completed all academic graduation requirements.
Academic/Work Sequencing Paths for CFM and Science Biotech CPA students:
Sequencing paths for CFM and Science Biotech CPA students are fixed and can be found in the relevant undergraduate calendar for your year of entry:
Any questions about your sequence should be directed to your program advisor.
Professional Development (WatPD) Courses and Work Term Reflections/Reports
Professional development courses and work term reflections/reports requirements are specific to each faculty. Math/CPA, CFM and Science Biotech/CPA students should refer to the undergraduate calendar links above for your specific degree requirements and direct any questions to your program advisor. AFM/SFM degree requirements are described below.
AFM/SFM students admitted in Fall 2015 and thereafter:
Professional Development (WatPD) Courses
- AFM/SFM students are required to complete a minimum of four Professional Development (PD) courses. PD1 must be taken in the term prior to the first work term and PD12 (formerly PD2) must be taken during the first work term. A third PD course of the student’s choosing must be taken in the second work term, and a fourth in the third work term.