Bachelor's Study Program

A Bachelor's study program equips you with a basic academic education and the ability to apply scholarly methodology. The standard period of study is six semesters. With a Bachelor's degree you can embark on a career or continue your studies with a Master's program.

Bachelor's Degree Programs, Major and Minor Study Programs

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is currently developing its offering of degree programs as part of the Bologna 2020 project. To ease the transition, which will probably take place with effect from Fall Semester 2019, the faculty has already taken various decisions with implications for the offering of programs and the options for combining them. 

Bachelor's study programs at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences require 180 ECTS credits and consist of either two major study programs (90/90 ECTS credits) or a major and a minor study program (120/60 ECTS credits). From Spring Semester 2017 it has no longer been possible to commence studies with one major and two minor study programs, with the exception of only a few combinations.

The plan in the future is to offer the Bachelor's degree program at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a major/minor combination (120/60 ECTS credits). We therefore advise students at the beginning of their studies already now to choose a major/minor combination (120/60 ECTS credits). 

Recommended Bachelor's programs
Recommended combinations for a smooth transition
Caption: Recommended programs

Certain combinations of major and minor study programs are not permitted because the content of the minor program is already covered by the major program. You'll find information on combinations that are not permitted in the program regulations for the study programs.

Titles/Degrees

The title awarded when you successfully complete the Bachelor's degree program is determined by the major study program:

  • Bachelor of Arts UZH (your major is in humanities and cultural studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts UZH in Social Sciences (your major is in social sciences)
  • Bachelor of Science UZH in Psychology (your major is in psychology)

Bachelor of Arts

The following major study programs requiring 120 or 90 ECTS credits lead to a Bachelor of Arts:

Archaeology

Major study program/degree 120 90
Classical Archaeology X X
Prehistoric Archaeology X X

Historical Studies

Major study program/degree 120 90
History X X
Eastern European History X

Art History and Musicology

Major study program/degree 120 90
Art History X X
East Asian Art History X
Musicology X

Ancient Languages and Literatures

Major study program/degree 120 90
Greek Philology X X
Latin Philology X X
Comparative Indo-European Linguistics X X

Asian and Oriental Studies

Major study program/degree 120 90
South Asian Studies X X
Islamic Studies X X
Japanese Studies X X
Chinese Studies X X

Philosophy

Major study program/degree 120 90
Philosophy X X

Educational Science

Major study program/degree 120 90
Educational Science X X

Interdisciplinary Study Programs

Major study program/degree 120 90
Computational Linguistics and Language Technology X
Classical Studies I X
Classical Studies II X
Eastern European Studies X

Minor Study Programs, Bachelor of Arts

Major study programs in the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with a minor study program consisting of 60 ECTS credits:

60-ECTS-credit minor study programs, Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

The following major study programs requiring 120 or 90 ECTS credits lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences:

Major study program/degree 120 90
Social and Cultural Anthropology X
Political Science X
Popular Culture Studies X X
Media and Communication Science X
Sociology X

Minor Study Programs, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Major study programs in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences can be combined with a minor study program consisting of 60 ECTS credits:

60-ECTS-credit minor study programs, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The following major study program consisting of 120 ECTS credits leads to a Bachelor of Science in Psychology:

Major study program/degree 120 90
Psychology X

Minor Study Programs, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Major study programs in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology can be combined with a minor study program consisting of 60 ECTS credits:

60-ECTS-credit minor study programs, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Minor Study Programs for Students outside the Faculty

For Bachelor's students in the Faculties of Economics, Business Administration and Informatics, and Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers four 30-ECTS-credit minor study programs:

  • Digital Humanities and Text Mining
  • Ethics
  • History, Society, Politics
  • Cultural Contexts

These programs give insights into a coherent field of interrelated themes and disciplines, and allow students to choose their own area of focus. You'll find practical tips on the minor study programs at Incoming Mobility