The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours (4 years)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Co-op (5 years)
Apply to Recreation and Leisure Studies (co-op or regular) and then choose one of the majors as your "subject of major interest". You'll be admitted to Recreation and Leisure Studies, and then be placed into the major you selected on your application when you start your studies in the fall.
Joint Honours degrees
If you're interested in different disciplines and are having trouble choosing, then a Joint Honours program may be the answer. A Joint Honours program enables you to combine your studies in Recreation equally with another field of study and have both recognized on your degree.
Here are some plans that you could consider:
Joint Honours with Recreation and Leisure Studies
- Social Development Studies
Joint Honours with Therapeutic Recreation
- Fine Arts
- Religious Studies
Joint Honours with Recreation and Sport Business
- Speech Communication
- Political Science
Joint Honours with Tourism Development
- Environment, Resources and Sustainability
- Geography and Environmental Management
If you're interested in completing a Joint Honours program, you should discuss this with your academic advisor when choosing courses in first year. Students usually enrol in the Joint Honours plan in second year and work closely with the advisors in both departments to optimise their course planning.
Minors and options
Adding a minor (8-10 courses) or an option (6-8 courses) lets you tailor your degree without the full commitment of a Joint Honours plan. They normally begin after first year, and will appear on your diploma upon graduation.
Starting in fall 2020, the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies will offer an Event Management Minor and a Tourism Minor.
If you're interested in pursuing a minor or option in a different area of study, e.g., psychology, you should consult the faculty sections of the Undergraduate Calendar to see if such a specialization is offered and which courses you will need to take as your electives to complete the requirements.