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Co-operative Education Program

In addition to the four-year B.Sc. (Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology) program, students can elect a five-year Co-operative Education Program with work term positions in industry. The Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology Co-operative Education Program is designed to provide students with work experience integrated with their academic programs. The year-round program normally requires completion of five four-month work terms of targeted employment including one Winter and one Fall placement. The five courses for the work terms are BEST_V 310, 311, 312, 411, and 412. Successful completion of the Co-op Program requirements will also be acknowledged on the student's degree parchment. The Co-op program requires an additional year to complete the B.Sc. (Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology) requirements.

Students in the program will register in and pay for the appropriate 3-credit Co-operative Education course for each work term once a suitable position is confirmed. See Program and Course Fees.

Students in the B.Sc. (Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology) who wish to be considered for the Co-operative Education Program must apply in the fall term of their second year. To be able to participate in the job search process for the first co-op term, the student needs to have a 64% minimum cumulative average in required Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology courses taken at UBC in first and second year, complete the required application, and have a successful interview with the Co-op Coordinator. Specific deadlines are available from the co-op office. To be accepted into BEST_V 310, students must have an average of 68% minimum in required Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology courses taken at UBC in first and second year and maintain that average to stay in the Co-op Program.

To graduate from the Co-operative Education Program a student must complete the required number of work terms along with the normal academic requirements.

For more information please contact the Co-op Office.

BEST Co-operative Education Program Requirements:

First Year 
Same as above32
Second Year 
Same as above30
Plus BEST_V 31013
Third Year 
BEST_V 3003
BEST_V 3013
BEST_V 3023
BEST_V 3083
Restricted Natural Resources Conservation Elective3
Total Credits15
BEST_V 31113
BEST_V 31213
Fourth Year 
BEST_V 3033
BEST_V 3043
FRST_V 3023
FRST_V 3183
BEST_V 4003
BEST_V 4013
BEST_V 4023
Restricted Commerce Elective3
Total Credits30
BEST_V 41113
Fifth Year 
BEST_V 4033
CONS_V 4253
WOOD_V 3653
WOOD_V 4613
Total Credits15
BEST_V 41213
1 Co-operative work term

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