Co-op Opportunities in Biology
Although not required for biological science majors, the Drexel Co-op program allows students to gain up to 18 months of valuable, résumé-enhancing experience in their field. The following options are available:
5 Year, 3 Co-op
This option allows for the greatest amount of employment experience, with three distinct six-month periods of employment. After the start of the sophomore year, students study or work through all terms, including the summer.
4 Year, 1 Co-op
This option includes just one six-month period of full-time employment. After the start of sophomore year, students study or work through all terms, including the summer.
4 Year, No Co-op
This option includes no co-op/internship employment. Students are not required to pursue studies during any of the summer terms.
Top Co-op Employers
Biological science students conduct co-ops with a variety of industry leaders. These are often paid research experiences. A sampling of top employers is below.
|Johnson and Johnson
||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
||Delaware Canal State Park|
||Philadelphia Water Department|
Co-op opportunities are also available in research labs within the Department of Biology and other departments throughout Drexel University and the Drexel Medical College.
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There are also a limited number of Co-op opportunities abroad. Generally, however, compensation is significantly below U.S. rates.
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