The Biology Co-operative Education program provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to learn valuable practical skills while working in positions that relate to the field of Biology. Students complete three full-time paid work term placements related to their area of study.

Biology is a broad discipline that studies biological systems from the very tiny (molecules and genes) to the very large (ecosystems and landscapes). Biologists engage in work and research related to living systems at the molecular, cellular, physiological, organismal, and ecosystem levels. The study of Biology contributes to the understanding of life processes within ourselves and other species, relationships within and among the species and to the environment, and their significance to the provincial, national, and global community.

Work Term Schedule

Term: Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 AT 1 AT 2  
Year 2 AT 3 AT 4 WT 1
Year 3 AT 5 AT 6 WT 2
Year 4 AT 7 WT 3  
Year 5 AT 8    
* AT = Academic Term; WT = Work Term

The Biology Co-op program is available to full-time Biology majors/Biology Honours students only. Admission is limited, competitive and selective. 

Biology work terms are full-time, paid (according to the employing organization’s salary structure), and range from 12-16 weeks in duration. Biology co-op students are required to complete three work terms as part of their co-op program.


To hire a Biology co-op student or to find out more about this program please contact us.