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Co-op for Double Degree in Business and Computer Science (UW) Students

When you are completing this program, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Computer Science (BSc) from the University of Waterloo (UW) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier in only five years. You’ll be in high demand in today’s information-rich society, where global companies are looking for employees with both computer science and business management knowledge.

How Co-op Works

This double-degree co-op program gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing three or four paid work terms lasting up to four months each.

You will enrol in co-op in your second year. You will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews.

Interested? Learn more about enrolling in co-op.

Course Sequencing

You will begin your first four-month work term in the winter term of your second year.

Work/Study Sequence, Business and Computer Science (UW) Co-op
Year Fall (Sept. to Dec.) Winter (Jan. to April) Spring (May to August)
One Study Term Study Term Study Term
Two Study Term Work Term 1 Study Term
Three Study Term Work Term 2 Study Term
Four Work Term 3 or Study Term Work Term 3 or Study Term Study Term
Five Optional Work Term or Study Term Study Term Study Term 

Sample Co-op Jobs

  • Java Developer Co-op, Axonify, Waterloo – Develop and enhance the codebase for Java stack and solve problems in the cloud-based architecture.
  • Full Stack Developer, IBM Canada Inc. – Design, develop, and support high-quality and scalable products, from backend through front end.
  • Data Analyst Intern, Linamar, Guelph – Analyze data, test predictive modelling and generate forecast predictions.
  • Mobile Software Developer Intern, PagerDuty, Toronto – Participate in code reviews, build and ship new user-facing features on Android or iOS, and collaborate with product engineering teams.
  • Backend Developer Intern, Shopify Inc. – Write powerful and eloquent code that improves the code-base of products in meaningful ways.
  • Product Management Coordinator, Softchoice, Toronto – Verify product and source data, facilitate vendor set-ups, and complete product data requests.
  • Software Developer, The Co-operators Group Limited, Kitchener – Write code, assist in angular front end development.
  • Python Programmer/Business Analyst, Unhaggle Inc., Toronto - Write programs to improve efficiency and prepare reports for marketing campaigns.

Sample Co-op Employers 

  • BMO Financial Group
  • Deloitte
  • Intuit
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Salesforce

Salary Information

Check out the average weekly salary data for students in Business and Economics co-op programs, including double-degree students. This data is available for your reference. Employers determine students’ salaries.


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