Feb 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty of Science and Technology


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General Information

The Bachelor of Science is a 120-credit degree program that may be completed in four years. Students can choose to focus their specific interests by completing a major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science or Geology. Students can choose instead to focus on a breadth of disciplines within a structured curriculum by choosing a major in General Science. Students completing all degree requirements will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Royal.

Our distinctive programming is current and relevant and has excellent outcomes for graduating students. Students have access to first-class facilities, work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities, and to research and undergraduate training initiatives. It’s this kind of learning that helps Science and Technology students go on to study in graduate programs, or to take up employment in fields relevant to their training, and where they continue to contribute to the community.

The Faculty of Science and Technology provides a learning experience that is stimulating and challenging and is highly personalized for students. Faculty use imaginative and innovative approaches to communicate curriculum and to bring the subject matter to life. Our faculty are engaged in impactful research and scholarship. A key focus is on the integration of this research and scholarship with teaching. Through such integration, faculty create opportunities for students to be engaged and involved, and to flourish.

Continuance in the Program

Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science program must comply with all Mount Royal policies and regulations relating to baccalaureate degrees and continuance.

Academic Performance Requirements

Many courses in the Bachelor of Science require minimum prerequisite grades of C- or better.

For the purpose of progression and graduation students must complete all courses in the program, including General Education requirements and electives, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or greater and with final grades of C- or better, except that a maximum of two courses in total, and only one in the core, may be completed with a passing grade of less than C.

Time Limitation for Completion of Credentials

Normally, there is no time limitation for the application of credit toward a Mount Royal Bachelor of Science degree for any course completed at Mount Royal or at any recognized accredited post-secondary institution. Time limitations may be imposed if the course content is particularly time-sensitive. All graduation requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree must be completed within eight years of admission into the program.

Residency Requirements

Normally, 50% of the academic work completed toward the award of a Mount Royal parchment must be completed at the University except where written approval has been given by the dean/director of the appropriate faculty/centre.

General Admission Requirements

All students must meet the general admission requirements for Mount Royal University programs, as indicated in the Admission  section of this calendar.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission  section of this calendar, applicants must also satisfy the following criteria:

Academic Course Requirements

The following specific courses (or equivalencies) with the specified minimum grades are required for admission into the Bachelor of Science program:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 - 60%
  • Mathematics 30-1 - 60%
  • Chemistry 30 - 60%

Although Conditional Admission may be granted in advance of receipt of final/official transcripts, confirmation of the achievement of specified minimum grades will take place after all final/official transcripts have been received by the University. Applicants who do not meet these minimum grade requirements will be denied admission.

Indigenous Student Admission

Each year seven percent of the Bachelor of Science program will be reserved for Indigenous applicants through an Indigenous Admissions target. To be considered for admission under the Indigenous Admission target, the applicant must:

  1. self-identify as an Indigenous Applicant on the Application for Admission.
  2. meet the definition of an Indigenous Applicant.
  3. meet the minimum admission requirements as indicated in the General Admission Requirements for Mount Royal University as well as any program level admission requirements.

Designated seats for this special consideration target will be filled by qualified Indigenous Applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply during the Early Admission period. Any unfilled, designated seats will be released June 15 to students applying under the General Admission Requirements.

See General Admission requirements in the Admission  section of this Calendar for further information.

Declaration of Major

Entry to a major upon admission to the Bachelor of Science

Applicants may apply to one or two majors within the Bachelor of Science. Admission to any major within the Bachelor of Science will be limited.

Transfer between majors in the Bachelor of Science

Continuing Bachelor of Science students who wish to transfer from their current major into Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science or Geology must follow the major declaration process. Major Declaration forms are due at the Registrar’s Office by February 1. Students will be considered for transfer into these majors if they have successfully completed four courses while in the Bachelor of Science program. For all of these majors, the decision to approve a change of major is not guaranteed and will be based on:

  1. A competitive Grade Point Average earned on three specific courses required for entrance: MATH 1200, CHEM 120X and GNED 140X.

  2. The projected availability of seats in Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science and Geology majors.

Students completing courses required for transfer into their intended major in the fall semester will have decisions communicated to them by March 1. Students completing courses required for transfer into their intended major in the winter semester will have decisions communicated to them by May 15. Students are strongly encouraged to seek advising from one of the Science and Technology Advisors before registering in courses for the following term. 

There is no major declaration process for students who wish to transfer from their current major into the Biology Major or Computer Science Major. Students wishing to gain access to these majors must apply through Admissions.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the program requirements of their current major, Students interested in changing majors are strongly advised to become competitive for their desired major.

Minors and Double Majors

Students may choose to pursue up to two minors (in addition to their chosen major) or a double major. Double majors must be chosen within the six majors offered as part of the Bachelor of Science. See Program Definitions in the General Graduation Requirements  for further information. Students are strongly encouraged to seek advising from one of the Science and Technology Advisors before contemplating a double major.

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