University description (as per official university website)
RMC is now over one hundred years old. It was established by an act of the Canadian Parliament in 1874 "for the purpose of providing a complete education in all branches of military tactics, fortification, engineering, and general scientific knowledge in subjects connected with and necessary to thorough knowledge of the military profession." On June 1, 1876, the Military College of Canada opened its doors to the first class of eighteen gentlemen cadets. These are the "Old Eighteen," known by name to all cadets today. Two years later, in 1878, Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, granted the College the right to use the prefix "Royal."
"The Royal Military College of Canada Degrees Act, 1959," passed by the 25th Ontario Legislature and given Royal Assent on March 26, 1959, empowers the College to confer degrees in Arts, Science, and Engineering. RMC now offers a wide variety of programmes in these three areas, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels offered both on site through traditional studies and by distance learning through the Division of Continuing Studies.
The graduates of RMC have established a reputation of service and achievement throughout the world out of all proportion to their numbers. From the North West Rebellion of 1885, through the South African War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, the Persian Gulf, to the latest peace keeping operations the graduates of RMC have distinguished themselves in all aspects of Canadian military service. Ex-cadets have been similarly prominent in a wide variety of civilian professions.
All degree programmes are available in both English and French. The subjects in the curriculum are selected for their value to future officers in the Canadian forces. Science and engineering Programmes have a high proportion of time devoted to the Arts, and the Arts Programme has a high proportion of time devoted to mathematics and science.
The following programmes are offered:
Humanities - Honours and General (Majors in English, History, or French)
Social Science - Honours and General (Major in Politics and Economics)
Military and Strategic Studies - Honours and General
Military Psychology and Leadership
Business Administration - Honours and General
The following programs are offered at the honours and majors level:
The Faculty also offers a 3 year general science degree.
Chemical and Materials Engineering