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Co-op Schedule

Cooperative Education Requirements By College

Key Dates

Recommended Co-op Work Schedule 2017-2018

  • Spring Semester: Jan 23 - May 19, 2017
  • Summer Term: May 22 - Aug 18, 2017
  • Fall Semester: August 28 - December 22, 2017
  • Semester Break: January 2 - January 12, 2018
  • Spring Semester: January 16 - May 11, 2018
  • Summer Term: May 14 - August 24, 2018

Note: You may have the flexibility to begin work earlier, or continue your co-op beyond the recommended start and end dates during the RIT semester breaks.

Academic Schedule
2017-2018

  • Spring Semester: January 23 - May 19, 2017
  • Summer Term: May 30 - August 10, 2017
  • Fall Semester: August 28 - December 19, 2017
  • Semester Break: January 2 - January 15, 2018
  • Spring Semester: January 16 - May 8, 2018
  • Summer Term: May 17 - August 14, 2018

Dates reflect first day of classes and last day of exams. Here is a link to RIT's academic calendar.

College of Applied Science and Technology

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Applied Arts and Sciences (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Civil Engineering Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Computer Engineering Technology (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Computer Engineering Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS) Required - Primarily summer
Electrical Mechanical Systems Integration (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Mechanical Systems Integration (MS ) Optional - Primarily summer
Environmental Health and Safety Management (MS) Optional - Throughout the year
Environmental Sustainability Health and Safety (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Environmental Technology (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 1 semester and 2 summers Typically a summer and a spring/summer
Facility Management (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Hospitality and Service Management (BS) Optional 3 summers Primarily summers
Hospitality Tourism Management (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Human Resource Development (MS) Optional - Throughout the year
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration (MS) Optional - Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Manufacturing Systems Integration (BS/MS Dual Degree) Optional - Primarily summers
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Systems Integration (BS/MS Dual Degree) Optional - Primarily summers
Packaging Science (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Packaging Science (MS) Optional - Available year round
Professional Studies (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Safety Technology (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Service Leadership and Innovation (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Telecom Engineering Technology (BS/MS Dual Degree) - - to become an option in Electrical Engineering Technology in fall 2013 Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Telecom Engineering Technology (BS) - to become an option in Electrical Engineering Technology in fall 2013 Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Telecom Engineering Technology (MS) Optional - Primarily summers

Saunders College of Business

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Business Administration - Accounting (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Typically spring semester
Business Administration - Accounting (MBA) Optional - Typically spring semester
Business Administration (MBA) Optional - Primarily summers
Finance (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Primarily summers
Finance (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
International Business (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Throughout the year
Management (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Throughout the year
Management (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Management Information Systems (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Throughout the year
Marketing (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Throughout the year
New Media Marketing (BS) Required 1 semester OR 2 summers Throughout the year

Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Applied Networking and Systems Administration (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Computer Science-Computational Mathematics (BS/MS Dual Degree) Optional - Primarily summers
Computer Science-Electrical Engineering (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Throughout the year
Computer Science (BS) Required 2 semesters and 1 summer Throughout the year
Computer Science (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 1 summer Throughout the year
Computer Science (BS evening option) Required 2 semesters and 1 summer Throughout the year
Computer Science (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Computer Security and Information Assurance (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Computing and Information Sciences (PhD) Optional - Primarily summers
Game Design and Development (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Game Design and Development (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Human Computer Interaction (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Information Security and Forensics (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Information Technology (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Information Technology (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Medical Informatics (BS) Required 2 summers Primarily summers
Medical Informatics (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Networking and Systems Administration (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
New Media Interactive Development (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Software Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 1 summer Throughout the year
Software Engineering (MS) Optional - Primarily summers

Golisano Institute for Sustainability

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Architecture (MAR) Optional - Primarily summers
Sustainability (PhD) Optional - Primarily summers
Sustainable Systems (MS) Optional - Primarily summers

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Applied Statistics (BS/MS Dual Degree) Optional - Primarily summers
Applied Statistics (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Biomedical Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Chemical Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Chemical Engineering - Science, Technology, Public Policy (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Computer Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Computer Engineering - Software (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Computer Engineering (MS) Optional - -
Computer Engineering (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 1 semester and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering - Biomedical (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering - Clean and Renewable (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering - Computer (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering - Robotic (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Electrical Engineering (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 1 semester and 2 summers Typically spring/summer and summer availability
Electrical Engineering (MS) Optional internship - Primarily summers
Engineering Management (ME) Optional - Primarily summers
Industrial Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Ergonomics (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Manufacturing (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Supply Chain (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Lean Six-Sigma (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Six-Sigma (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Applied & Mathematical Statistics (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering Engineering Management (BS/ME Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Sustainable Engineering (BS/ME Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering - Sustainable Engineering (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering System Engineering (BS/ME) dual degree Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering (BS/ME Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Industrial Engineering (ME) Optional - Primarily summers
Industrial Engineering (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Optional - Primarily summers
Manufacturing Leadership (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering - Aerospace (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering - Automotive (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering - Bioengineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering - Energy Environment (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering - Science, Technology, Public Policy (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering (BS/ME Dual Degree) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Optional - Primarily summers
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Microelectronic Engineering (BS) Required 2 semesters and 2 summers Typically spring/summer or summer/fall availability
Microelectronic Engineering - Material Science (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 1 semester and 2 summers Typically spring/summer an summer availability
Microelectronic Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Required internship - Primarily summers
Microelectronic Engineering (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Microsystems Engineering (PhD) Optional - Primarily summers
Product Development (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Sustainable Engineering (ME) Optional - Primarily summers
Sustainable Engineering (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Systems Engineering (ME) Optional - Primarily summers

College of Health Sciences and Technology

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Physician Assistant - Dual Degree Clinical rotations - Arranged through the academic department
Clinical Chemistry Optional - Primarily summers
Physician Assistant Clinical rotations - Arranged through the academic department
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical rotations - Arranged through the academic department
Medical Illustration Optional - Primarily summers
Biomedical Sciences Optional - Primarily summers
Nutrition Management Required 3 summers Primarily summers
Health Systems Administration Optional - Primarily summers
Health Systems Administration Optional - Primarily summers

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
3-D Digital Graphics (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture (BFA,MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Computer Graphics Design (MFA) Optional - Primarily summers,some availability during the academic year
Film and Animation (BFA, MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Fine Arts Studio (BFA,MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Glass (BFA,MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Graphic Design (BFA,MFA) Optional co-op or internship - Primarily summers
Illustration (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Imaging Arts - Computer Animation (MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Imaging Arts (MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Industrial Design (BFA,MFA) Optional co-op or internship - Primarily summers
Interior Design (BFA) Optional co-op or internship - Primarily summers
Media Arts and Technology (BS) Required 2 summers 2 semesters or 1 semester and 1 summer or 2 summers are also available options based on student schedules
Medical Illustration (BFA, MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Metalcrafts and Jewelry (BFA,MFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Motion Picture Science (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
New Media Design and Imaging (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Photographic Sciences - Biomedical Photographic Communications (BS) Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Photographic Sciences - Imaging and Photographic Technology (BS) Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Print Media (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Professional Photographic Illustration - Advertising Photo (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Professional Photographic Illustration - Fine Art (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Professional Photographic Illustration - Photo Journalism (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers
Woodworking and Furniture Design (BFA) Optional - Primarily summers

College of Liberal Arts

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
School Psychology (BS) Clinical rotations - Throughout the year
Criminal Justice (BS) Optional 250 hour internship, field experience or co-op Throughout the year
Criminal Justice (BS extended day option) Optional - Primarily summers
Economics (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Economics (BS evening) Optional - Primarily summers
Museum Studies (BS) Internship required 200 hour requirement Primarily summers
Philosophy (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Political Scienc (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Public Policy (BS) Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Public Policy (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Public Policy (BS/MS Dual Degree) Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Public Policy Dual Degree (Mechanical Engineering) Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Science, Technology and Public Policy (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Science, Technology and Public Policy (BS/MS Dual Degree) Optional - Primarily summers
Advertising and Public Relations Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Professional and Technical Communication Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Journalism Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Optional - Primarily summers
Psychology Required 1 summer Primarily summers
Communication and Media Technology Optional - Primarily summers
International Studies Required One semester or one summer or study abroad Primarily summers
Urban and Community Studies Required 1 summer Primarily summers
ASL-English Interpretation Program Not applicable - -

College of Science

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Degree Program Co-op Program Minimum Co-op Requirement Schedule Availability and Comments
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Optional - Primarily summers
Applied and Computational Mathematics (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Applied and Computational Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Applied and Computational mathematics - Statistical Mathematics Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Applied Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Applied Mathematics (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Applied Statistics (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Applied Statistics Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Biochemistry Optional - Primarily summers
Biochemistry/Chemistry Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Biology Optional - Primarily summers
Bioinformatics Required 1 semester OR 1 summer Primarily summers, some availability throughout the year
Bioinformatics Dual Degree Required 1 semester OR 1 summer Primarily summers, some availability throughout the year
Biotechnology - Informatics Option Optional - Primarily summers
Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology Optional - Primarily summers
Chemistry Optional - Primarily summers
Chemistry Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Chemistry-Environmental Option Optional - Primarily summers
Chemistry/Materials Science Engineering Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Color Science (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Color Science (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Computational Mathematics (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Computational Mathematics (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Computational Mathematics Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Computational Mathematics - Applied and Computational Mathematics Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Computational Mathematics - Computer Science Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Environmental Science Optional - Primarily summers
Environmental Science Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Imaging Science (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Imaging Science (MS) Optional - Primarily summers
Microelectronic Engineering/Material Science Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers
Materials Science and Engineering Optional - Primarily summers
Physics (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Physics/Material Science Optional - Primarily summers
Polymer Chemistry (BS) Optional - Primarily summers
Polymer Chemistry/Chemistry Dual Degree Optional - Primarily summers