Psychology Co-op Program (PCOP)

The Psychology Co-op Program (or PCOP) is an option for psychology and behavioural neuroscience majors. This program provides an opportunity for students to learn valuable practical skills while working in fields related to Psychology.

Students who are accepted into PCOP complete three full-time, paid work terms. The timing of the work terms is such that employers stand to gain from the acquired skills of psychology majors in training.

Please consult the Calendar description of the program more details.

Admission Criteria

Please keep in mind that

  1. Admission is limited, competitive, and selective.
  2. The primary criteria used in reaching decisions on applications for admission are motivation and overall academic performance. Students may be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.
  3. Students must first be admitted to the Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.) or Behavioural Neuroscience Major.
  4. To be eligible for admission, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with an overall average of at least 65%, and an average of at least 65% in all Psychology courses. Students must have a passing grade in all required courses, and must have full-time status in the semester in which they apply.
  5. The deadline to apply is October 15 by 4:00pm.

How To Apply

Submit an application package that includes the following:

  • Your full name, MUN ID, and @mun.ca email address
  • A one-page statement about your plans when you graduate. What are your interests? What careers are you considering? What types of employment appeal to you? This information will be used, in part, to assess potential matches for work term positions.
  • An up-to-date resume.

Part of what we consider is how well the application is written, since employers seek students with excellent communication skills.

Your application should be submitted by email to coopscihss@mun.ca before 4:00 PM on October 15.

Questions?

Please contact either Theresa Mackenzie (tmackenz@mun.ca), Rebecca Newhook (rnewhook@mun.ca), or Linda Gaborko (lgaborko@mun.ca).

Contact

Psychology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000