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.
|Health Studies||Pre-Clinical Specialization|
|Kinesiology||Rehabilitation Sciences 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.
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies also offers the opportunity to combine some majors into double degree plans.