Cooperative Education (Co-Ops)

Co-Ops at the University of Pittsburgh

Cooperative Education is the rotation between school and full-time work assignments that relate directly to your engineering, chemistry, or computer science discipline. This program enables students to complement classroom studies with practical experience, technical knowledge, and financial reward. At the University of Pittsburgh, the student works full-time for a term, and then returns to school for full-time study.

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Benefits of Co-Op

Practical experience, technical knowledge, financial remuneration, confidence, assurance, and better understanding of academics are all benefits of the co-op experience.

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How Many Terms do you Work?

Engineering students must work a minimum of three four-month terms. Computer science students work 2-3 terms. Some students have an opportunity to work four or more terms.

Benefits of Co-Ops
Eligibility Requirements

Students must have a 2.0 GPA overall. Students cannot be on term probation.