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choosing a school for Psych Arts with co-op

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Hey, so I'm interested in going to university for psychology co-op. but i have some issues when it comes to picking a school.I applied to brock, waterloo, and guelph. brock is close to home and inexpensive, also they have a really nice psych department, but not much credit with employers- i think brock is sort of a typical school (don't mean to be offensive, it's just i grew up in st.catharines so everyone i know went there). waterloo is a very respected school, well known for research and innovation for their technology, but when i went there was little emphasis on the psych program, they have a huge co-op program but by the sounds of it my chances on being placed somewhere related to psychology are minimal, also waterloo is a busy city which isn't exactly my sort of scene. now Guelph, it's a very well-known school, they have a co-op (not sure how good) the city is beautiful, the tuition is expensive but cost of living is lower then waterloo and it's a little closer to my family but not as close as brock. now my question is what do you think? does anyone have any advice that will help me pick a school? anything i should look for or consider when choosing
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You could also apply to UBC, they also have lots of Co-op options
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If you want co-op, Waterloo is definitely a great option. They have a really great psych program, theres a couple psych study buildings right near the south entrance. Also, your co-op placements wouldn't have to be in Waterloo, you could go anywhere, maybe even look for a placement in Guelph if you really love it there. It looks like you picked 3 really great schools though, so anything you choose will be awesome :)
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I have friends that attend Guelph who love that program, it's definitley worth the extra cash
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@eedensp wrote
Hey, so I'm interested in going to university for psychology co-op. but i have some issues when it comes to picking a school.I applied to brock, waterloo, and guelph. brock is close to home and inexpensive, also they have a really nice psych department, but not much credit with employers- i think brock is sort of a typical school (don't mean to be offensive, it's just i grew up in st.catharines so everyone i know went there). waterloo is a very respected school, well known for research and innovation for their technology, but when i went there was little emphasis on the psych program, they have a huge co-op program but by the sounds of it my chances on being placed somewhere related to psychology are minimal, also waterloo is a busy city which isn't exactly my sort of scene. now Guelph, it's a very well-known school, they have a co-op (not sure how good) the city is beautiful, the tuition is expensive but cost of living is lower then waterloo and it's a little closer to my family but not as close as brock. now my question is what do you think? does anyone have any advice that will help me pick a school? anything i should look for or consider when choosing



I would definitely recommend UTSC. It offers co-op, and because scarborough is close to Toronto, there's quite a few opportunities. The professor's I've had are all phenomenal and I've really enjoyed my time here. I think the psych department may the best department in terms of faculty (of course, I'm a little biased).
Although it doesn't offer a BA, it does offer a BSc in Psychology - which actually doesn't require very much bio-based courses.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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