The Cooperative Education Program is designed to complement a student's formal education with a series of paid, productive work experience in a field related to a student's career or educational goals. The cooperative segments can begin during the sophomore year and continue during the junior and senior years.


The program enables students to prepare realistically for meaningful careers by allowing them to relate classroom theory to practical application on the job. While students are engaged in productive employment, they will have the chance to observe skilled professionals at work in their fields of specialty-an opportunity which will help them decide whether their vocational aspirations show promise of long range personal satisfaction.


The Co-op Program at Albany State University is open to all students in all areas of professional interests and preparation. The requirements for admission into the Co-op Program are as follows:

  1. Successful completion of thirty (30) semester hours of academic credit with a 2.5 grade point average or better out of a possible 4.0.
  2. Successful completion of a series of interviews with the Director/Coordinator of Cooperative Education.

A transfer student must meet both the above requirements and must have completed at least twelve (12) semester hours of academic work at Albany State University with a 2.5 grade point average or better out of a possible 4.0.