Acceptance into the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Co-op Program is based on the criteria specific to your degree.

Students must be undertaking full-time studies. Direct entry high school students, international students and mature students are all welcome to apply to the program. Faculty of Education and Bachelor of General Studies students are also eligible for Arts Co-op. Please apply just like Arts students do. A PhD Co-op program is not available in Arts Co-op. Click on the degree type below that describes you

Undergrads

The Arts and Social Sciences Co-op program is open to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (undeclared or declared majors).

When to apply:

We encourage students to apply to co-op in their first or second year here at SFU.  Undergraduate students must be willing and able to commit to a minimum of 3 Co-op work terms ending on a study semester.  Please see Apply to Co-op for deadlines. 

If you currently have more than 75 credits, please print this form, fill it in and email it to artscoop@sfu.ca. If your plan is okay then you will be encouraged to fill in the application to Co-op.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): at least 2.75

You must have a CGPA of 2.75 to apply to co-op. Anyone who applies with a CGPA below 2.75 will be denied for now, and encouraged to re-apply to co-op once their CPGA increases to 2.75 or above.  New students who don't yet have an SFU CGPA may apply, but please note that ALL students have to have a CGPA of 2.75 in order to do a co-op job search.  

TRANSFER

When to apply:

You should ideally apply to co-op within your first three weeks at SFU (later may be possible, please see the co-op office to discuss).  The fact that you are transferring credits to SFU means that you should get involved in co-op as soon as you come to campus.  Undergraduate students must be willing and able to commit to a minimum of 3 Co-op work terms ending on a study semester.  Please see Apply to Co-op for deadlines. 

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): at least 2.75

You must have a CGPA of 2.75 to apply to co-op. Anyone who applies with a CGPA below 2.75 will be denied for now, and encouraged to re-apply to co-op once their CPGA increases to 2.75 or above.  Transfer students who don't yet have an SFU CGPA may apply to co-op, but please note that ALL students have to have a CGPA of 2.75 in order to do  a co-op job search. 

Second Degree

When to apply:

You should ideally apply to co-op within your first three weeks at SFU (later may be possible, please see the co-op office to discuss). The short length of this degree requires that you get involved in co-op as soon as you come to campus.  Undergraduate students must be willing and able to commit to a minimum of 3 Co-op work terms ending on a study semester.  Please see Apply to Co-op for deadlines. 

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): at least 2.75

You must have a CGPA of 2.75 to apply to co-op. Anyone who applies with a CGPA below 2.75 will be denied for now, and encouraged to re-apply to co-op once their CPGA increases to 2.75 or above.  New students who don't yet have an SFU CGPA may apply, but please note that all students have to have a CGPA of 2.75 in order to do a co-op job search. 

Post-Bac

When to apply:

You should ideally apply to co-op within your first three weeks at SFU (later may be possible, please see the co-op office to discuss). The short length of this degree requires that you get involved in co-op as soon as you come to campus.  PBD students must be willing and able to commit to 1-2 Co-op work terms ending on a study semester.  Please see Apply to Co-op for deadlines.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): at least 2.75

You must have a CGPA of 2.75 to apply to co-op. Anyone who applies with a CGPA below 2.75 will be denied for now, and encouraged to re-apply to co-op once their CPGA increases to 2.75 or above. New students who don't yet have an SFU CGPA may apply, but please note that ALL students have to have a CGPA of 2.75 in order to do a co-op job search. 

Masters

When to apply:

You should ideally apply to co-op within your first three weeks at SFU (later may be possible, please see the co-op office to discuss).  The short length of this degree requires that you get involved in co-op as soon as you come to campus.  Masters students must be willing and able to commit to 1-2 Co-op work terms ending on a study semester.  Please see Apply to Co-op for deadlines. 

Graduate students must have permission from their department prior to being accepted to the co-op program.

Co-op is available in the following Masters programs:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • International Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): at least 2.75

You must have a CGPA of 2.75 to apply to co-op. Anyone who applies with a CGPA below 2.75 will be denied for now, and encouraged to re-apply to co-op once their CPGA increases to 2.75 or above.  New students who don't yet have an SFU CGPA may apply, but please note that ALL students have to have a CGPA of 2.75 in order to do a co-op job search. 

International

In addition to the co-op requirements for your degree (please see appropriate section), international students must obtain a co-op work permit (This is different from an off-campus work permit).

Canada Immigration requires that students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents apply for a Co-op work permit in order to work in a Co-op position. A letter requesting this work permit is prepared for each international student accepted to the Co-op Program.  

It is your responsibility to obtain this letter from Arts and Social Sciences Co-op office. You may ask questions about this application at the  International Services for Students office in Maggie Benston Centre. The authorization process can be lengthy, and if you do not have this authorization at the time you are to start searching for a co-op job you will not be allowed to search until you have this document. There are fines and other ramifications involved if you participate in the Co-op program without a valid Co-op work permit.

There are certain expectations of all students who join Arts and Social Sciences Co-op: