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Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education (COOP) is geared toward students in their freshman or sophomore year. Juniors and seniors may take the course, however the job MUST relate to their major. COOP provides a beneficial three-way partnership between the employer, the student, and the University, creating the opportunity to apply classroom learning to practical problems on the job. This course allows students to work in their field or a professional environment as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Frequently Asked Questions


Registration for Spring 2019 closes February 1, 2019
Registration for Summer 2019 opens March 20, 2019
Registration for Fall 2019 opens April 3, 2019

Course work includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Employer-evaluations
  • Self-evaluation
  • Regular communication with instructor
  • Instructor communicates with employer

Students must document their work hours:

Your work hours are a component of this course.

Course Per Week Total Hours
1 Credit 5 Hours 80 Hours
2 Credits 10 Hours 160 Hours
3 Credits 15 Hours 240 Hours

A maximum of 12 COOP/work experience credits can be applied to any DSU degree.
Prerequisite: Permission must be obtained from the director of cooperative education before registration.