You can enhance your undergraduate studies by complementing your major with a specialization, minor, and/or option.
Majors and specializations
Please note, specializations are only open to students in a particular major.
|Kinesiology||Rehabilitation Sciences Specialization|
|Public Health||Health Research Specialization|
|Recreation and Leisure Studies|
|Recreation and Sports Business|
Minors, options and diplomas
Most minors on campus are open to all University of Waterloo (UW) degree-seeking students. Options, on the other hand, are typically only available to a specific subset of students. For a list of all minors, options and diplomas offered at the university, please consult the undergraduate academic calendar, which includes details such as eligibility and degree requirements.
|all UW degree-seeking students|
|Aging Studies Option||all Faculty of Health degree-seeking students|
|Diploma in Gerontology||all University of Waterloo students|
|Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Minor||all UW degree-seeking students|
|Event Management Minor||all UW degree-seeking students|
|Gerontology Minor||all UW degree-seeking students|
|Health Informatics Option||only School of Public Health Sciences students|
|Human Nutrition Minor||all UW degree-seeking students|
|Medical Physiology Minor||all UW degree-seeking students|
|Tourism Minor||all UW degree-seeking students|
Joint honours degrees
In some disciplines (see below) it is possible to combine your existing major with a major from a second field of study should you wish to concentrate your studies as equally and extensively in both areas. This requires pre-approval from both departments and advance course planning with an academic advisor.
- Joint Honours Health Sciences
- Joint Honours Kinesiology
- Joint Honours Recreation and Leisure Studies
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies also offers the opportunity to combine some majors into double degree plans.