The Co-op Program provides an opportunity for students to get career-related experience in their academic field, while receiving credit and usually a salary. Co-ops can be done on a full or part-time basis, although the student must be a full-time matriculated student. The Co-op Program is open to students who have completed 45 credits and are in good academic standing. All majors are eligible to apply for the program. Although co-ops are usually on a one-semester basis, students can be eligible for additional co-ops. Employers frequently use the Co-op Program as a recruiting tool, and many students are offered full-time positions following completion of their assignment. At the very least, the co-op experience is invaluable in the job search for graduating seniors.