How do I apply?
- Apply directly from high school via the Ontario University Application Center Website. You must apply to Carleton’s B.A. with a Major in Psychology (Honours) program and select the Co-op option.
- Apply by the end of your 2nd year of study at Carleton University (application form).
For admission to and continuation in the Co-op option, you must:
- Register in B.A. (Honours) Psychology
- Obtain and maintain an overall CGPA of 9.5 and a major CGPA of 9.5
- Achieve 2ndyear standing
- Successfully complete PSYC 2001 and PSYC 2002 by the start of the first work term
- Maintain full-time status in each study term
- Successfully complete COOP 1000 [0.0]
- Be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus jobs)
Co-op and Career Services regularly monitors your progress in the program. More information on these requirements may be found via Co-op – Undergrad Calendar.
What is COOP 1000?
Before you can start a work term, you must complete the non-credit online course, COOP 1000.
Usually, this course is completed during either the fall of 3rd-year (if the first work term is summer of 3rd-year) or the winter of 3rd-year (if the first work term is fall of 4th-year). COOP 1000 is a six-module, 8-week, online course designed to assist you in developing a variety of employability skills.
You will have access to this course a minimum of two terms prior to their first work term and will be notified by Co-op when it is time to register. For more information about this course, access COOP 1000.
How do I locate a Co-op position with an employer?
It is your responsibility to secure employment for Co-op and there are no assurances that a position will be found. However, if you have a clear plan, persistence, enthusiasm, and a sense of initiative, your chances of success are enhanced.
The Carleton University Co-op Program office will assist you with job searches, which are normally conducted during the term immediately prior to the work term. You will have access to a database that includes employers indicating a willingness to take on Carleton Co-op students. A sampling of participating employers includes:
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Carleton’s Career Services
- Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
- Employment and Social Development Canada
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Indigenous Services Canada
- Main Street Community Services
- National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces
- Portia Learning Centre
- Service Canada
You are welcome to propose employment opportunities that do not appear in the database.
What if I have questions?
If you are interested in learning more, access Co-op or any of these resources:
Co-op Faculty Advisor Cheryl Harasymchuk
Co-op Student Advisor for Psychology Katrin Liivoja