For over 40 years, UBC’s co-op programs have provided tens of thousands of students with transformational, educationally enriched, experiential learning opportunities with diverse community partners across Canada and around the world. 

Together, we represent the largest co-op program in Western Canada, with students from a wide range of disciplines in the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses:  

Facts & Figures

Work Terms by Program

Numbers for the 2020/2021 academic year, combining for a total of 6,397 work terms:

  • Arts: 576
  • Business: 538
  • Engineering: 2,407
  • Forestry: 110
  • Science: 2,481
  • UBCO Interdisciplinary*: 285

* Includes Arts, Fine Arts, Human Kinetics, Management and Sciences

Growth by Year and Program

In the 2020/2021 academic year, our programs combined for a total of 6,397 work terms.

Program

2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
Arts 485 525 528 589 468 576
Business 392 480 499 595 447 538
Engineering 2,190 2,224 2,359 2,471 2,051 2,407
Forestry 59 63 156 160 97 110
Kinesiology 81 87 102 86 73 -
Science 1,900 2,103 2,133 2,414 2,455 2,481
UBCO Interdisciplinary* 22 60 140 173 219 285

* Expanded co-op program for Arts, Fine Arts, Human Kinetics, Management & Sciences established in 2016-17; previous stats reflective of Management Co-op program.