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 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 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:
|Same as above||32|
|Same as above||30|
|Plus BEST 3101||3|
|Restricted Natural Resources Conservation Elective||3|
|Restricted Commerce Elective||3|
|1 Co-operative work term|