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Co-op

The Semester System Schedule for Required Cooperative Education Programs by College



B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

All undergraduates in the Golisano College are required to participate in cooperative education. The requirement varies by department:

Computer Science – Two semesters and one summer
Game Design and Development – Two summers
Information Security & Forensics – Two summers
Information Technology – Two summers
Medical Informatics – Two summers
Networking and System Administration – Two summers
New Media Interactive Development - Two summers
Software Engineering – Two semesters and one summer

College of Applied Science and Technology

Those programs requiring cooperative education and the extent of their requirements includes:

Computer Engineering Technology - 2 semesters and 2 summers
Civil Engineering Technology - 2 semesters and 2 summers
Electrical Engineering Technology - 2 semesters and 2 summers
Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology - 2 semesters and 2 summers
Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety - 2 semesters and 2 summers
Manufacturing Engineering Technology - 2 semesters and 2 summers

Packaging Science - 2 semesters
International Hospitality and Service Management - 2 semesters and one summer

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Undergraduates in two different degree programs in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences are required to participate in cooperative education.

Students in the Photographic and Imaging Technologies program which includes both the Biomedical Photographic Communications and Imaging and Photographic Technologies options will be required to complete one summer co-op.

Students in the Media Arts and Technology program in the School of Print Media will be required to participate in co-op as follows: Either two summer sessions, or one semester and one summer session, or one semester and one intersession period.

College of Liberal Arts

Co-op is required in some but not all undergraduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts. Those specific programs and their requirements include:

Advertising and Public Relations – one summer
International Studies – one semester or summer co-op or internship or study abroad experience
Journalism – one summer
Museum Studies – one summer co-op or internship
Communication – one summer
Psychology – one summer
Public Policy – one summer co-op or internship
Sociology/Anthropology – one summer co-op or practicum experience

E. Philip Saunders College of Business:

Undergraduate students must have a co-op experience based on the policies outlined below:

  1. One semester of full-time employment or a minimum of 560 hours.
  2. Two summer terms of full-time employment, where a summer term is at least 8 weeks or a minimum of 280 hours.

With Director of Student Services approval, a study abroad experience may be used to satisfy a maximum of 280 hours of co-op experience.

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

All undergraduates in the Kate Gleason College are required to participate in cooperative education. The requirement includes two semesters and two summers. The College recognizes the rich variety of cooperative education opportunities available to students in support of their career goals, ranging from industry-based, applications-oriented design opportunities to research-based laboratory experiences.