IntSci Co-op Option

IntSci Co-op

The Faculty of Science offers Co-operative Education for IntSci students. Co-op is intended to integrate academic education with relevant, supervised and paid work experience in order to prepare students for future job markets (academic and non-academic). Co-op can be a very valuable experience and is recommended for students with good academic standing. Once students are enrolled in the co-op program, they have access to all positions. To enter Integrated Sciences Co-op, students must have a B average. Interested students should apply through the Cooperative Education office.

Work Term Schedule

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2 -
2 Study Term 3 Study Term 4 -
3 Study Term 5 Study Term 6 Work Term 1
4 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4
5 Study Term 7 Study Term 8  


Tips for Success

  • Gain as much lab experience as possible – can’t get into 3rd year lab courses? Volunteer at a UBC lab / other labs.
  • ​Strongly consider taking CPSC 110 or 210 or programming courses such as CPSC 103, EOSC 211, MATH 210
  • Driver’s License- Very important for students integrating the following ENVR, EOSC AND GEOB.

Examples of Co-op Placements

  • BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
  • BC Centre For Disease Control
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Toronto
  • Child & Family Research Institute – Vancouver
  • ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) - Vancouver
  • McGill – Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research – Montreal
  • St. Paul’s
  • Terry Fox Labs
  • VGH
  • Science World