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Philosophy Degree in Co-operative Education

Submitted by schnell on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 8:59am

Either the BA or BA Honours degree in Philosophy can be done as part of the Co-operative Education Program.  Students who wish to enter the Philosophy Co-op Education Program are urged to discuss their preadmission course selection with the Philosophy Undergraduate Director as early in their program as possible.

What is the Co-operative Education Program?

The Co-op Education Programs are five-year degree programs which include 12-16 months of supervised work experience in various private and governmental agencies.  


Students apply to the Faculty of Arts Co-operative Education Office by one of two application deadlines:

  • May 1 (for a work term starting in September)
  • December 1 (for a work term starting in May)

Students must have successfully completed at least eight full-course equivalents appropriate to their degree program before commencing the first Co-op Education placement.  The minimum grade point average for admission to the Philosophy Co-op Education Program is 2.70.  Prospective Honours students should be aware of the admission requirements for the Honours Program.

Students should refer to the Co-operative Education section of the Calendar for specific regulations pertaining to Co-op Education programs.


Students must complete the following three courses in addition to the regular requirements for the BA or BA Honours in Philosophy degree program:

The first four-month work term (COOP 511.01) is normally taken in the summer between years 2 and 3.  The remaining four-month work terms are taken during the last three years of the program.


In addition to the Faculty and Departmental regulations governing Honours and Majors programs and the regulations governing Co-operative Education programs, the following regulations apply.  A minimum grade point average of 2.70 must be maintained for continuation in the BA and 3.00 for continuation in the BA Honours degree program.  In the Co-op Ed program students must take study and work sessions consecutively and be registered full-time.  The Co-op Edu courses are in addition to the normal requirements for the BA and BA honours degree program in Philosophy.  Students must complete the same required courses and number of courses as required for a student completing the traditional BA or BA Honours degree program.  Upon completion of each work term, the student must present a work term report to the Departmental Co-op Ed Representatiatve. 

See Faculty of Arts Co-op Education Website for much more information about the program and instructions about how to apply,  or contact a Co-operative Education Coordinator/Advisor.



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