Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management, Co-operative Education Option(TB)

Students in both programs and all streams may pursue their degree in a Co-operative Education format. Work term experiences gained through the HBScF or HBEM Co-op program will provide a strong foundation for future career opportunities and contribute substantially to the student's financial situation.

Minimum Admission Requirements:
Applicants who meet the minimum academic admission requirements indicated below, will be reviewed by the Faculty Admissions Committee for final admission to the program.

  • HBScF or HBEM students who have completed Year 1 or Year 2 of their program
  • HBScF or HBEM students who have achieved a minimum of 65% overall average
  • Total enrolment in the program is limited and the number of students admitted is based in part on projected co-op employment opportunities.
  • Students interested in pursuing the Co-op Option must apply through Career and Co-operative Education Services. Students must complete all application requirements by October 31st of either Year 1 or Year 2 of the HBScF or HBEM program.

Admission decisions will be made by January 21st of the winter term preceding the first summer work term. For further information related to the Application Process, students should review the Co-operative Education Programs in the Admission Requirements section of this Calendar.

Once admitted, HBScF or HBEM Co-op students are required to complete all academic requirements outlined for their respective four year program plus at least four work terms.

Continuation in the Co-op Option will be contingent on maintaining an overall average of 65% in each term. A Co-op student who obtains less than a 65% average for the course work of any term or who fails any course may be placed on probation for the following academic term. A student who does not remove the probationary standing within the designated term will be dismissed from the Co-op Option. A Co-op student who fails the year (see appropriate academic regulations) will be dismissed from the Co-op Option. Work term credits are not applicable towards the completion of the regular HBScF or HBEM degree.

Students in the Co-op Option are not guaranteed work term positions. Placements are posted in the Employment and Co-operative Education Centre; students must apply. Employers make decisions on a competitive basis.


Program Structure:
Co-op students must complete a minimum of 4 work terms including two spring/summers, one fall and one winter (i.e. 16 months of appropropriate work experience). The recommended schedule is shown below:

Year 1:
regular Fall and Winter courses (Terms 1 and 2) plus spring/summer work term (Natural Resources Management 1990)
Year 2:
regular Fall and Winter courses (Terms 3 and 4) plus spring/summer work term (Natural Resources Management 2990)
Year 3:
Fall work term (NRMT 3990) and Winter work term (Natural Resources Management 4990)^
Year 4:
regular Fall and Winter courses (Terms 5 and 6); spring/summer work term (Natural Resources Management 4993) optional
Year 5:
regular Fall and Winter courses (Terms 7 and 8)

In addition to these co-op work terms, see the Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management program requirements.

*Note: The Indigenous Content Requirement is met by taking NRMT-2054