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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.


GlaxoSmithKline Centocor
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Wistar Institute
Moss Rehab ViroPharma, Inc.
NovaFlora, Inc. Wyeth
Johnson and Johnson Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ConeTec, Inc. Delaware Canal State Park
Exelon Corporation Philadelphia Water Department


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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.

Learn more about International Co-ops »