Why study Sociology and Anthropology?
In addition to being one of the most fascinating and enriching academic disciplines, the study of sociology and anthropology provides valuable tools for analyzing and understanding human behavior, assisting executives, organizational advisors, welfare workers and Human Resource (HR) professionals in their work in the public and private sectors.
An education in sociology and anthropology helps to develop cultural awareness and social sensibility that are vital to social organizations, as well as to provide applicable scientific knowledge required in research institutions, public relations firms and advertising agencies.
Why study Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan?
Because of the characteristics of our department:
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University is young and vibrant, constantly updating its program according to the latest developments in the relevant fields, in addition to offering courses in traditional subject matters. Students in the department benefit from the personal attention given to them by their professors, and they are exposed to a variety of subjects vital to the understanding of Israeli society and culture.
Because of our exceptional professors:
The department's faculty members include some of Israel's most prominent researchers and professors, who view teaching and advancing students as a very important social mission. Many of our faculty members are alumni or former faculty members of the world's most prestigious universities. Many of their research articles appear in leading professional and international journals.
Because of the exciting curriculum:
The department's B.A. study track curriculum includes a variety of fascinating subjects such as analysis of Israeli society, cultures of modern and traditional societies, social psychology, social and cultural ethnicity, sociology of emotions, the labor market, medical sociology, gender studies, political sociology, globalization and economic sociology.
The Department offers a B.A study track in Sociology and Anthropology as a major or minor field of study, and two M.A. study tracks (research track and non-thesis track) in four different specialties:
1. Sociology of organizations
2. Social psychology
3. Social and cultural studies
4. Organizational consulting (an extra-budgetary program)
The department also offers a doctoral program leading to a Ph.D.
Because this degree can open doors to a bright future:
A B.A. degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Bar-Ilan University provides graduates with a competitive advantage when applying for M.A. studies in Social Psychology and Sociology of Organizations, and provides a solid foundation for applied Masters Studies in the Social Sciences, such as Organizational Consultation, a field currently in high demand in both the private and public sectors.
Because our M.A. Program is one of a kind:
An advanced degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Bar-Ilan University provides graduates with exceptional research and analysis skills. Students are taught how to become first-rate researchers and professionals, while closely interacting with our faculty members, and participating in their own practical and theoretical research projects.
In general, studies at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University expose the students to several social and anthropological approaches and research methods. Students are encouraged to develop independent thought, use their imagination and expand their abilities to implement the principles learned, thus discovering the relations between the individual's social standing and identity, and broader social and anthropological processes.