Undergraduate Science Programmes


The Royal Military College of Canada, Faculty of Science offers five undergraduate programmes, in both English and French. The subjects in the curriculum are selected for their value to future officers in the Canadian Armed Forces.

The five undergraduate science programmes listed below have a high proportion of time devoted to the Arts. The Faculty of Science offers programmes that are applicable to both the Canadian Armed Forces and the civilian sector. For example;

  • Chemistry is fundamental to the study and analysis of propellants, environmental studies, pharmacology and forensic science;
  • Physics and Space Science are used in satellite remote sensing, optics and optical fibre networks and materials science; and
  • Mathematics and Computer Science are used in war games, operations research and financial computing.

A minor, not linked to any individual programme, is also available through the Faculty of Science; the Minor in Military Sciences is an interdisciplinary minor, awarded to students enrolled in four-pillar Arts degrees recognizing the unique value of the Royal Military College of Canada core curriculum. These are the requirements for the minor in military sciences

A course, not linked to any individual programme, is also available through the Faculty of Science; This course is open to all learners at RMC any year. These are the details of SCE101 Indigenous Perspectives of Science and Technology.

Undergraduate Science Programmes

The Royal Military College of Canada offers, through its faculties and departments, the following programmes leading to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or a Bachelor of Science and the Certificates.


Minor in Military Sciences

The Minor in Military Sciences will include eight (8) credits of which two must be senior level (300/400). It will be structured as follows:

Mandatory courses (3 credits)

Optional courses (5 credits)

  • 1 junior Physics course (100 or 200-level)
  • 1 junior Chemistry or Biology course (100 or 200-level)
  • 1 junior Information Technology course (100 or200-level)
  • 2 senior Science courses (300 or 400-level)

SCE101 Indigenous Perspectives of Science and Technology

Selected topics in Indigenous applications of science and technology will be reviewed, while also learning about the impacts of historic and ongoing colonial disruptions of Indigenous knowledge systems. Technological innovations developed by Indigenous Peoples, and the associated scientific and philosophical approaches, will be the main focus of the course. Learners will also have the opportunity to engage in embodied Indigenous pedagogical practice in laboratory, classroom, and land-based settings to facilitate learning opportunities and build new relationships to ideas.

This course counts as a junior elective credit in Science for Social Sciences and Humanities students and a junior elective credit in Arts for Science and Engineering students.
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