Cooperative Education Program (Work Experience)
The Department of Civil Engineering encourages eligible students to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op). Eligibility requirements are completion of the pre-major and the first semester junior year with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The program provides alternate periods of University study and major-related, paid, off-campus work experience in private industry or government. The experience will enhance the student's employment prospects upon graduation.
Participants in this program will complete the equivalent of one or two six-month work periods in their junior year and/or their senior year. Students must enroll in the appropriate Professional Practice course (CE 195A) and are awarded a Certificate on satisfactory completion of the Co-op. However, the credits for this course do not replace the curricular requirements of the BSCE degree.
Students interested in the Cooperative Education Program should apply in the satellite office in Riverside Hall 2004 or the main office in Lassen Hall 2008. For information call (916) 278-7234.