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Cooperative Education

There are numerous advantages to participating in the Cooperative Education program at Washington Adventist University.

The Co-Op program is a nationally-recognized standard for registering relevant work experience. This fact, along with WAU's unique location in the nation's capital, allows us to provide students with networking and placement opportunities they simply cannot get anywhere else.

Direct on-the-job involvement in a supervised, evaluated work placement broadens the overall educational offering, giving students a head-start in acquiring work experience. Numerous WAU students have shown such promise in their Co-Op placements that they have been offered full-employment after graduating.






To create an integrated learning platform through a partnership between students, Washington Adventist University and work or internship organizations. Such a partnership benefits all participants, and ultimately serves and benefits the larger community.



Fitzroy Thomas, Program Director

COOP Faculty Advisors

Susan Comilang (English)

Serhii Kalynows’kyi (Computer Science)

Joan Francis (Personnel, Pre-Law)

Melvin Roberts (Biochemistry, Chemistry)

Denver O. Swaby (Accounting, Finance, Business Management)


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.