Why Choose Arts & Science Co-op?

Integrate the University of Toronto's hallmark academic excellence with our supportive co-op program to gain:

  • 8-12 months of paid full-time work or research experience during your degree
  • An average starting salary that's 12% higher than your peers after you graduate
  • Extensive job search preparation before your work term begins, as well as ongoing support while on your work terms
  • A competitive edge for grad, law, medical, and other professional schools

Co-op Programs Available

(Humanities & Social Sciences)
4 or 8 months
  • City Studies
  • English
  • French
  • Health Policy – Health Policy Stream 
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Public Policy
  • Women’s & Gender Studies
(Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics)
4, 8, or 12 months

Computer Science

  • Computer Science – Comprehensive Stream
  • Computer Science – Information Systems Stream
  • Computer Science – Software Engineering Stream
  • Computer Science – Entrepreneurship Stream
  • Computer Science - Major 


  • Mathematics – Comprehensive Stream 
  • Mathematics – Statistics Stream
  • Mathematics – Teaching Stream
  • Mathematics – Major


  • Statistics – Quantitative Finance Stream
  • Statistics – Statistical Machine Learning & Data Mining Stream
  • Statistics - Statistical Science Stream
  • Statistics – Major
4 or 8 months

Life Sciences:

  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience

Physical & Environmental Sciences:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Biology 
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist and Major)
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Physics 
  • Environmental Science 
Psychological & Health Sciences 4 or 8 months
  • Health Studies – Population Health Stream 
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health Studies


Program Overview

COPB50, Our Foundation Course

Start off on the right foot with our foundational co-op preparation course, COPB50: there, you'll have a chance to investigate career options, create and receive feedback on job search documents, interact with senior students, and gain insight into industry trends.

COPB51: Preparing to Compete for your Co-op Work Term

After successfully completing COPB50, you will receive your work term sequence and begin to work one-on-one with your Student Development Coordinator to tailor your job search documents (resume, cover letter, references) and develop interview preparation (mock interviews). This takes place in COPB51: Preparing To Compete For Your Co-op Work Term where you will further develop your job search skills to compete for work terms in industries specific to your program area; typically, this begins eight months (two semesters) before your first scheduled work term. Once you have completed this preparation, you will be approved to begin competing for work term positions.

Co-op Job Seeking Courses

There are three co-op courses that you'll take while you search and compete for your co-op jobs:

  • COPB52: Managing Your Job Search and Transition To Work (taken when seeking your first co-op work term)
  • COPC98: Integrating Your Work Term Experience I (taken when seeking your second co-op work term)
  • COPC99: Integrating Your Work Term Experience II (taken when seeking your third co-op work term)

You can complete two or three paid work terms in an area related to your studies while completing your BA or BSc. Work terms are 4, 8, or 12 months in duration and can be in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), across Canada, or international. There are specific work term eligibility requirements for each program, such as a minimum number of courses, grade point average (GPA), and successful completion of required courses.