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General Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

4 years

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Program highlights

Well-rounded foundation — discover a wide range of ideas beyond your area of study

Hands-on experience ― laboratory and field work encourages hands-on and practical learning

Research opportunities — get engaged in innovative research projects

Focus on instruction — interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are passionate about their disciplines

Science is everywhere. A general science degree will build your foundation in science, mathematics and technology so you can better understand the field and prepare for your future.

Choose from a range of courses to attain a general science education. Complete two of the following six concentrations to earn your degree:


Learn about the science of life in one of three areas: anatomy and physiology, cellular and molecular biology, or ecology and evolution.


Get a mix of classroom and practical laboratory instruction with a focus on organic chemistry, biochemistry or the study of molecular structures.


Take courses in either physical geography and conservation, or mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).


Explore different aspects of geology through courses in physical geology, paleontology, hydrogeology and others.


Build the tools you will need to understand the mathematical basis of all sciences. Take courses in algebra, calculus, modelling and statistics.


Study mechanics, waves and optics, and quantum mechanics.

Career possibilities

  • Teacher*
  • Physician*
  • Laboratory technician
  • Data administrator
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Science and technology writer
  • Project manager
  • Analyst

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Mount Royal offers two bachelor's degrees in Science and Technology: The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems and the Bachelor of Science with majors in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Geology.

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