Program Advising

Bachelor of Science Advising Guide

My MRU Degree: 40 courses
Major
24-29 courses
Each baccalaureate degree has a major (core program requirements). The number of courses required for each major varies.
General Education
10-12 courses
You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters:
- numeracy and scientific literacy,
- values, beliefs and identity,
- community and society, and
- communication.
Electives
0-4 courses
You are also required to take a certain number of electives for your degree. There are hundreds of courses to choose from depending on your program.

Book in for a New Student Advising/Registration session to get the information you need to begin your program on the right track. During this one hour appointment you will receive information about course selection, program planning and major declaration. Bring a laptop with you to complete your registration onsite.

Contact your advisors by following this link: Science Advising.

The Bachelor of Science program has five majors to choose from: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, General Science, Geology and Health Science.

The information below has been carefully prepared by your academic advisors.  Please follow the course suggestions for the major that you have been admitted into. If you are planning to switch majors, you should start choosing courses according to that major.

If you are unsure about a major, then take the core first-year science courses that you think will be the most beneficial for you. Note that some first-year courses will count toward only one major, while others will count toward several.

Students in the Cellular and Molecular Biology major are recommended to follow the Program Planning Guide for degree progression.  First year courses are listed below.

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

 Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» BIOL 1202 – Introduction to Cell Biology
» CHEM 1201 – General Chemistry – Structure and Bonding
» MATH 1200 – Calculus for Scientists I
» PHYS 1201 – Classical Physics I
» General Education Foundation (Cluster 1 or 4 recommended)

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» BIOL 1204 – The Evolution of Eukaryotes
» CHEM 1202 – General Chemistry – Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry
» PHYS 1202 – Classical Physics II
» General Education Foundation (Cluster 1 or 4 recommended)
» General Education Foundation (Cluster 2 or 3)

Students in the Environmental Science major are recommended to follow the Program Planning Guide for degree progression. First year courses are listed below.

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

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.

» CHEM 1202 – General Chemistry – Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry
» MATH 1200 – Calculus for Scientists I
» GEOL 1101 – Physical Geology
» General Education Cluster 1, Foundation
» General Education Cluster 4, Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» ECOL 1111 – Terrestrial Ecology
» ENVS 1105 – Data Processing and Statistics
» ENVS 2100 -- Introduction to Environmental Science
» General Education Cluster 2, Foundation
» General Education Cluster 3, Foundation
 

Students in the General Science major are recommended to follow the Program Planning Guide for degree progression. First year courses are listed below.

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

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.

» Concentration A (1xxx)
» Concentration B (1xxx)
» MATH 1200 – Calculus for Scientists I
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 1
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 2 or 3

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.

» Concentration A (1xxx)
» Concentration B (1xxx)
» MATH 1203 – Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 4 
» General Education Foundation Cluster 2 or 3 (whichever one you didn't complete in the Fall semester)

Students in the Geology major are recommended to follow the Program Planning Guide for degree progression. First year courses are listed below.

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

 Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» CHEM 1201– General Chemistry – Structure and Bonding
» GEOL 1101 – Physical Geology
» MATH 1200 – Calculus for Scientists I
» PHYS 1201 – Classical Physics I
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 1

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» COMP 2001 – Introduction to Computer-Based Problem Solving for the Sciences
» GEOL 1103 – Historical Geology
» MATH 1203 – Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 4
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 2 or 3

Students in the Health Science major are recommended to follow the Program Planning Guide for degree progression. First year courses are listed below.

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

 Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» BIOL 1202 – An Introduction to Cell Biology
» CHEM 1201 – General Chemistry – Structure and Bonding
» MATH 1200 – Calculus for Scientists I
» PHYS 1201 – Classical Physics I
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 1

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» BIOL 1204 – The Evolution of Eukaryotes
» CHEM 1202 – General Chemistry – Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry
» PHYS 1202 – Classical Physics II
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 2 or 3
» General Education Foundation, Cluster 4

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 Interactive Course Search or the 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 mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues: mru.ca/registration


 

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 new 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. As part of your degree, up to 30% of your course load (10-12 courses) will consist of General Education courses.

In year one you will focus on your Foundation courses required in General Education. See below for specific courses in each cluster. As you progress through your degree, please confirm with your academic advisor the General Education requirements for Tiers 2 and 3.

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 one of: GNED 1401, GNED 1403 or GNED 1404 within your first 10 courses.

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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 mymru.ca 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
  • If you declare a minor, which is optional, this will be added to the bottom of your audit.

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.

The Bachelor of Science Academic Advisor is here to support you with the start of your BSc degree. For any additional questions you may have, please email scitechadvising@mtroyal.ca. Please include your Mount Royal University student identification number in your email. New students are encouraged to attend the advising sessions being offered as many of the answers to your questions will be addressed at that time.