Program Advising

Bachelor of Midwifery

My MRU Midwifery Degree
31 courses
Each baccalaureate degree has a major (core program requirements). The number of courses required for each major varies.
General Education
4 courses
You choose your Gen Ed courses from each of the four clusters:
- numeracy and scientific literacy,
- values, beliefs and identity,
- community and society, and
- communication.
Clinical Placement Put what you have learned to work in a variety of health care settings.

The courses below are recommended for your first year. For information on how to choose your Gen Ed courses, please see your advisor.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

 Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» MDWF 1001 – Survey of Midwifery – Past and present
» BIOL 1220 – Anatomy and Physiology I

Choose up to three of the following courses for a maximum of FIVE courses.
» GNED 1101, 1102 OR 1103 -- GNED, Cluster 1 Foundation
» GNED 1401, OR 1404 -- GNED, Cluster 4 Foundation
» WGST 2221 – Women and Health
» HLTH 2250 – Introduction to Information and Research Literacies
» INTS 1240 – Fundamentals of Professional Communication
» HPED 2507 - Nutrition and Health

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» MDWF 1003 – Lab Sciences for Midwifery
» MDWF 1005 – Health Assessment for Midwives
» BIOL 1221 – Anatomy and Physiology II
Choose up to two of the following courses for a maximum of FIVE courses. (choose courses that you did not complete in the Fall semester)
» GNED 1201, 1202, OR 1203 -- GNED Cluster 2 Foundation
» GNED 1301, 1303, OR 1304 -- GNED Cluster 3 Foundation
» HLTH 2250 – Introduction to Information and Research Literacies
» INTS 1240 – Fundamentals of Professional Communication
» HPED 2507 - Nutrition and Health

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education, a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field.Foundation

As you start your studies, you take a total of four Gen Ed foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
» Take one of: GNED 1101, GNED 1102 or GNED 1103 within your first 10 courses.

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity
» Take one of: GNED 1201, GNED 1202 or GNED 1203 within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 3: Community and Society
» Take one of: GNED 1301, GNED 1303 or GNED 1304 within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 4: Communication
» Take  of: GNED 1401, GNED 1403 or GNED 1404 within your first 10 courses.

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues:


mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

You can contact Nina Wulder at 403.440.8574 or with questions about the course selection as outlined in this guide, transfer credit and New Student Orientation.