Jul 15, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

First-Year Advising Guide - Social Work Diploma



Welcome to the Social Work Diploma at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Social Work Diploma! As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

If you are eager to register in your courses, below are the recommended first-year courses. You will not be able to register for courses until you have met with your Academic Advisor. The information in this guide is a useful resource as you learn about your Mount Royal program.

Diploma overview


Major - 15 courses Each diploma has an area of focus which will be covered in these courses
General Education - 5 courses You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters:
  • numeracy and scientific literacy,
  • values, beliefs and identity,
  • community and society, and
  • communication

First-year courses


All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown. For information on how to choose your General Education   courses, please see your advisor.

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

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

General Education


What are General Education courses?

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.

As part of your diploma, you are required to take five General Education courses.

You must take:

Registering for 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 mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Visit our Tutorials page for useful videos to guide you on using mymru, our degree audit system (mruGradU8), course descriptions and how to register for your courses.

Tracking your progress


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 (at the bottom of the page). 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 program 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.

Visit this page for more information about mruGradU8 including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor


New Student Registration

Your advisor, Gina Adams, has carefully prepared your advising information and is eager to begin working with you on your Mount Royal experience. Before you can register for courses, you will need to attend an advising session and pay your $425 non-refundable tuition deposit.

The Social Work department reserves enough seats in the core social work classes for all admitted students.  You may contact Gina by email at gadams@mtroyal.ca for information about course planning and registration. 

You can also read through your Welcome Guide which contains great information about transitioning to MRU and the support services that are available.