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Cooperative education at Drexel enables undergraduate students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation. Students alternate classes with full-time employment through University-approved employers. Generally, students are on co-op for a six-month period, alternating with six months of classroom study. Cooperative education at Drexel is a degree requirement for most majors.
Drexel offers two co-op programs: the five-year program with three co-op experiences and the four year with one co-op experience. For most majors there is an option of five-year or four-year. To see a list of majors with their available co-op programs, click here.
While many students choose to stay in the Philadelphia region, an increasing number are looking for more diverse experiences. In response to the burgeoning global market, increasingly students are participating in international co-op experiences. Other students are looking for opportunities that fit their career goals outside of the Delaware Valley. For more information about these programs, click on the appropriate tab above.
At Drexel, co-op is who we are and what we do. Over 92% of our eligible undergraduate students participate in the co-op program. That's more than 4200 students a year. The dedicated staff of the Steinbright Career Development Center is here to assist students throughout the co-op process.