With the Political Science Co-op degree, students graduate with the equivalent of one year (three work terms) of full-time compensated employment related to their field of study and career objectives. While the Co-op degree is slightly longer (usually one semester) than the regular Political Science degree, the academic content of the Co-op program is identical to that of the regular degree.
Many positions of employment are situated in the Montreal area; however, students who do not speak French should be prepared to work in other parts of Canada. Students can increase the diversity of employment options by applying to jobs across the country. International placements are also a possibility.
Students’ Co-op experience is overseen by both the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Co-operative Education.
- The Department’s Academic Director for the Co-op Program ensures students meet the academic requirements for their degree, plans their study/work sequences, reviews their GPAs, and grades their work term reports.
- The Co-op Institute’s Program Coordinator administers everything related to students’ job training, placement applications, etc.
For all the details on the Co-op Program, please visit the Institute for Co-operative Education’s website.