It's a voluntary, independent education program available for all undergraduate and graduate students in any academic area. Work experience is gained with an employer who offers learning opportunities related to a student's academic discipline. The program provides careful supervision with timely evaluation of performance, attitude, and ability of the student on the job. The goal is to help students grow and improve their capabilities.
The Experiential Education program allows a student to obtain on-the-job learning experiences that can increase motivational and conceptual understanding in the classroom. It can provide a realistic evaluation of your career choice along with the opportunity to earn a supplemental income to aid with college expenses.
Students must meet the following requirements:
There are four co-op scheduling plans available:
Employers may specify in advance that students have completed certain courses prior to the co-op assignment.
The co-op hiring process is competitive. Students must go through an interview process with the employer.
Students participating in the co-op program must register and enroll in one credit hour for each semester of their assignment. This does not count toward graduation requirements.