Psychology Co-op Program (PCOP)

The Psychology Co-op Program (or PCOP) is an option for psychology and behavioural neuroscience majors. This program provides an opportunity for students to learn valuable practical skills while working in fields related to Psychology.

Students who are accepted into PCOP complete three full-time, paid work terms. The timing of the work terms is such that employers stand to gain from the acquired skills of psychology majors in training.

Please consult the Calendar description of the program more details.

Admission Criteria

Please keep in mind that

  1. Admission is limited, competitive, and selective.
  2. The primary criteria used in reaching decisions on applications for admission are motivation and overall academic performance. Students may be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.
  3. Students must first be admitted to the Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.) or Behavioural Neuroscience Major.
  4. To be eligible for admission, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with an overall average of at least 65%, and an average of at least 65% in all Psychology courses. Students must have a passing grade in all required courses, and must have full-time status in the semester in which they apply.
  5. The deadline to apply is October 15 by 4:00pm.

How To Apply

Submit an application package that includes the following:

• A completed Co-op Application Form
• A letter (one page maximum) to the Academic Staff Member, Co-operative Education, explaining your interest in the program and why you feel you are a good candidate
• An up-to-date resume
• An unofficial transcript

Your application should be submitted by email to before 4:00 PM on October 15 (or next business day).


Please contact either Theresa Mackenzie (, Rebecca Newhook (, or Julie Kavanagh (