WGST Co-op Option
BA HONOURS OR BA IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES WITH A CO-OP OPTION
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2017-18: TBA
In order to be eligible for entry, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and between 24 and 75 credit hours completed. Applications are available at http://co-op.acadiau.ca/ , or at the Co-op Office located in the basement of Rhodes Hall.
Staff members of the Co-op Office will be holding an open information session on Acadia’s Co-operative Education program in September 2017. All interested students are invited to attend!
Students taking the Co-operative Education Option will do a work term at the end of Year 2 (May-August). They will then do another co-op work term in the winter semester of their third year of study (January-April). Their final work term will be done at the end of their third year of study (May-August). One Co-op work term must occur in a Fall or Winter semester as pursuant to the national standards set out by the Canadian Association of Co-operative Education. A fourth optional work term is available and would be completed at the end of Year 4 (May-August).
Because students will be doing work term #2 during an academic semester, it will typically take students one semester longer to complete their degree: 4.5 years versus 4 years. Courses required to complete the program will be taken in the extra Fall semester of their fifth year.
Here is a sample of a few recent postings for Co-op placement:
Community Learning Coordinator
Horizons Community Development Associates, Inc.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Sexual Health Promotion and Sexual Violence Prevention
ASU/Student Resource Centre
Summer Student Street Outreach Worker
Boyle Street Community Services
Student Support Worker
Cornerstone Housing for Women