Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen Catholic University of Applied Sciences


Each of the university’s four campuses has a department of social services. In addition, the Cologne campus has a department of health science and the Paderborn campus has a department of theology.

Social Services

The Department of Social Services is represented on all four campuses. Its degree programmes prepare students for careers in social work and special education that require academic backgrounds.


Health Science

The part-time degree programmes in the Department of Health Science train students for supervisory positions in healthcare management and in nurse training.



The bachelor’s degree in practical theology trains students for community service and religious teaching at the primary and secondary levels.

Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen 2020