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Who is Eligible?


Co-op is a mandatory part of the degree requirements for the following disciplines in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning:

Architecture (BS) Graphic Communication
Architecture (MArch) Interior Design
Fashion Design-Design Track Industrial Design-Design Track
Fashion Design-Product Development Track Industrial Design-Trans Track
Urban Planning


Co-op is optional for the College of Business.* The following disciplines are available.

Accounting Information Systems (BIS)
Economics Information Systems (MSIS)
Finance Marketing
Industrial Management Operations Management

*Co-op is mandatory for students in the Lindner Honors Plus program and


The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services offers mandatory co-op programs in the following disciplines:

Information Technology

Whether pursuing a mandatory or optional co-op program, all students must apply to the program. This application is completed during the Introduction to Co-op course. In order to be considered for acceptance, students must:

  • Be a full-time student carrying a minimum of twelve (12) academic credit hours per term and be majoring in a discipline which includes cooperative education in the curriculum.

  • Be able to complete the number of co-op terms for their major.

  • Complete the Introduction to Cooperative Education course.

  • Be willing to accept a co-op position in any geographic location within the continental United States.

  • Be free of any academic deficiencies and meet the minimum GPA required by their college.

Interested in a major not listed above? Options for additional majors are available through the Academic Internship Program as well as other experiential learning programs at the university.