Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Are you curious about the lives of others? Are you interested in people and the environments they live in? Would you like to work with, advise, and support people? Would you like to take on a responsible role in society and be able take action informed by your professionalism and expertise?

These aspects are central to the activities of social work professionals. As a prospective specialist, you will be in direct contact with people or helping to shape the environment in which they live.

A Bachelor of Science in Social Work from OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences forms a bridge between your wishes and expectations and the diverse requirements of a career in social work. You will prepare for your future tasks and responsibilities in a practical and science-based manner and learn how to conduct yourself professionally.

Program at a glance

Study options

Full-time study, part-time study, hybrid study with practical element


CHF 1,000 per semester plus additional expenses


Formal educational qualification, professional experience, pre-study internship in social work, and aptitude test


For programs starting in the Spring Semester – week 45, for programs starting in the Fall Semester – week 13

Program start

Spring Semester – week 8, Fall Semester – week 38

Study location

St.Gallen campus


Prof. Stephan Schlenker
Acting Program director Bachelor Social Work

+41 58 257 14 10