|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
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.
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.
We also have an online tool to help you plan your courses for the year: My Schedule Builder. View schedule options and create a timetable that works best for you. Access My Schedule Builder through your mymru.ca account under the ‘Register&Pay’ tab, in the ‘My Schedule Builder’ section.
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
- 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.
New Student Registration
Your academic advisor, Gina Adams, has carefully prepared the information in this guide to help you with the information you need to register for classes. The Social Work department reserves enough seats in the core social work classes for all admitted students. You may contact Gina by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also read through your Welcome Guide which contains great information about transitioning to MRU and the support services that are available.