Undergraduate (B.A.) degree


The studies in the department of sociology and anthropology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invite students to a unique intellectual experience. Already in their Undergraduate studies students face foundational theoretical studies that are applied in a myriad of manners: sociology and anthropology of organizations, identity and otherness, memory, military, health and sickness, gender, religion, ceremonies, tourism, employment, human rights, economy, demography, deviance, education, culture, leadership, ethnicity, globalization, and more. This exposure to the interdisciplinary quality of theoretical thought allows students to choose from a wide variety of courses and personalize for themselves either a focused or broad program of study.

In the Undergraduate studies there is formal differentiation between sociological and anthropological studies, but in the second and third years’ students may find courses that may employ a greater emphasis on either one. The possible courses of study are as follow: interdisciplinary (a combination of sociological and anthropological courses with the addition of another discipline) and mono-disciplinary (studies in the sociology and anthropology department with the addition of complementary studies). Freshmen will participate in the program of interdisciplinary studies, and will be able to transfer to a single discipline course of study in their sophomore year of study, according to the standard faculty policy.

Exchange students may find more information in the following link, or contact our department cordinator, Ran Bartov.

Link to the excellence program

Excellence program

In 2009, the department of Sociology and Anthropology began a specialized course of study for students who have achieved excellency within the undergraduate program, in preparation for completion of graduate courses in a research path within 4 years. The path includes a number of courses specialized for a group of students who have achieved excellence (up to 15 per year), that surpass the general realm of study of the typical undergraduate path and are considered viable credits for a master’s degree. Such specialized courses connect participating students to research implementation while providing accessibility to different options for research and data analysis. Students in the program are chosen based on their academic excellence and start their studies in the path after completion of three semesters. Qualification requires an average grade of at least 90 in two fields and within the three first semesters.  Students whose native language is not Hebrew and possess grades of 85 and above within the first three semesters can hand in a specialized request to the department’s teaching committee.