For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Undergraduate Co-op

Cooperative Education Program at Drexel

A Little Class and a Lot of Hard Work Go a Long Way.

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. See a list of majors with their available co-op programs.

In Class On-Campus Study

On co-op Co-op Experience

Sample One Co-op Option (Four Years)

Fall Winter Spring Summer
One In Class In Class In Class Vacation
Two In Class In Class In Class In Class
Three On co-op On co-op In Class In Class
Four In Class In Class In Class  

Sample Three Co-op Option (Five Years)

Fall Winter Spring Summer
One In Class In Class In Class Vacation
Two On co-op On co-op In Class In Class
Three On co-op On co-op In Class In Class
Four On co-op On co-op In Class In Class
Five In Class In Class In Class  

This Is Your Team

All full-time undergraduate students are paired with advisors that support them throughout their entire time at Drexel as part of their Student Success Team.