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Real-world work experience

Gain real-world experience in public, private, and not-for-profit organizations with the UNB Saint John Bachelor of Arts co-op program. Our co-op students complete paid work terms that complement their course-based experiential learning.

Get a post-graduation job faster

Three paid work terms means you’ll graduate with 12 months of work experience on your resume. This can be a huge advantage in your job search and help you graduate with little or no student debt.

Only co-op students have access to online co-op job postings and one-on-one support throughout their program. And you can still complete your degree in four years.

How to apply

Make sure you meet the co-op program requirements:

  • B- (2.7) average (or higher) after your first year of full-time study
  • At least eight completed term courses
  • No more than 20 completed term courses

Complete the application form and provide a minimum one-page, two paragraph outline of why you believe the co-op program is something you should participate in.

Submit your applications to the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Arts by June 30.

Your application will be reviewed by a selection committee and successful participants will be contacted before the fall term commences.

By applying, you understand that you meet the criteria for the BA co-op option admission and that you are required to attend and complete a mandatory three-day professional development (PD) workshop in September.

Questions? Contact us at or 506-648-5560.

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