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- Co-Op option in Physics and CAST
Co-op, or combined work/study, programs combine academic and work terms over a four and one-half year period.
Students spend two years in the Brock academic setting studying core concepts
prior to their first work term. This study will provide the necessary
academic context for the work experience.
The co-op experience helps you to...
- develop the skills and personal network critical to your success in a dynamic career
- sample a variety of work placements, discovering what your interests and talents are
and the type of work environment that suits you best;
- build confidence in yourself and your career goals;
- make informed decisions about your career path and future;
- enrich your academic studies, by applying the concepts your learned in class
to your work experience;
Why choose Brock co-op?
- at Brock, our science programs are unique in that undergraduate students have the
opportunity to become actively involved in research projects with the very same professors
that are teaching you; at many larger universities, research in a lab is virtually
unheard of until the M.Sc. level!
- our world-renowned professors are actively involved in research projects, and winning
major research awards and grants. For you, this means more opportunity to become involved
in the labs!
- we offer "hands-on", lab-based courses, with real life projects integrated
- you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment that is used in research and in
- our professional staff coaches and supports you throughout your academic studies
and work experiences;
- the co-op curriculum is designed to challenge you and to be relevant to the needs of
- co-op coordinators work year round to provide you with a diverse selection of employers
and placements, both in Canada and internationally.
- Co-op Admission Criteria
- 6 OACs
- Physics Required Courses: physics, chemistry and two mathematics including calculus
(minimum 70% on at least one mathematics required)
- CAST Required Courses: a minimum of 75% in physics and two mathematics, including
calculus (a minimum of 70% in at least one mathematics required)
- Entrance average: 80%
- Supplementary Information: a resume and interview may be required
- Graduation Requirements
- A minimum 70% major average and a minimum 60% non-major average.
- completion of a minimum of twelve months of Co-op work experience.
- Work term evaluations must have a grade of satisfactory (SA).
- All work terms must be completed prior to the final academic term.
Contact Co-op Programs Office for further