Faculty of Social Sciences - Undergraduate Programs
Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences
Applicants for the academic year 2023/24 must take the Psychometric Entrance Exam no later than April 2023.
The Eitan Berglas School of Economics (dm/sm) (1011)
The information on this program is up to date 19.01.22.
The School's program is designed to introduce students to concepts and methods of economic analysis, to broaden understanding of economic phenomena and institutions, and to develop the ability to tackle economic problems. The School offers a variety of electives in such areas as macroeconomics, industrial organization, public economics, international economics, labor economics, and financial economics.
The Eitan Berglass School of Economics - the pogram for outstanding students (1011. 0120)
Behavioral Economics Studies Track (1071. 7111)
Sociology and Anthropology (dm/sm) (1041)
The information on this program is up to date 01.01.2023.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel-Aviv University has a varied and internationally renowned faculty, engaged in a broad range of research topics including social inequality, climate change, work and organizations, political sociology, gender and race, political and cultural anthropology, ethnicity and immigration and more. Researchers at our department hold methodological breadth and depth, with faculty and students engaged in a variety of approaches to research, including surveys, ethnography, in-depth interviews, big data, social demography, causal inference, and historical archival work. The Department is dedicated to educating the next generation into the disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology by providing a deep and systematic understanding of the social, cultural and political challenges in contemporary society. We aim to broaden the student's intellectual horizons by enhancing awareness of the variety and richness of social and cultural life and encouraging active engagement and participation in civic life. For that purpose, the Department has pioneered courses that merge academic teaching and social involvement based on carefully designed internships in organizations working on a wide variety of social projects across the country.
Digital Society Studies
A unique BA track in Sociology, Anthropology and Communication (1041.4185)
The information on this program is up to date 28.12.21
Whether it is television screens and computers at home or smartphones and laptops in public spaces, it is virtually impossible to ignore the presence of digital technologies in our lives. The study track is designed for students who want to explore the zillion ways in which digital technologies and media are shaping our social life and more broadly, our culture and society. The track provides hands-on tools, applied workshops and cutting-edge theoretical knowledge that prepare students for positions that require digital skills (in marketing, data mining, big data analysis, digital design, etc.) combined with cultural and social literacy of complex social environments. The track offers internship in relevant workplaces.
The School of Political Science, Government, and International Affairs (dm/sm) (1031)
The information on this program is up to date 19.01.22.
The central objective of the program of the School of Political Science, Government, and International Affairs is to acquaint the student with key concepts, models, and research methods pertaining to political behavior and to the dynamic patterns of political life. The program offers a wide range of courses in international relations and strategic studies, public administration, comparative politics, political philosophy, and political communication
Labor Studies (1051)
Information on this program is up to date 12.12.2022.
The BA program in labor studies provides the students with a broad perspective on the world of work. The core courses in labor studies include legal, historical, sociological, psychological, managerial and organizational perspectives. Each of these courses, is then applied in electives and seminars, as well as hands-on experiences in the field. The degree provides students with research and practical skills leading to employment opportunities in the workfields.
Leadership and Human Resources
A unique BA track in Sociology, Anthropology and Labor Studies (1051.1041.4151)
.The information on this program is up to date 12.12.2022
Bachelor's degree students in Labor Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, are offered a unique track of study to choose from: “Leadership and Human Resources”.
This original initiative is designed for students who are interested in Israeli society and desire to be part of its leadership at the community, municipality and the national level. The study track was specifically designed to prepare students for leadership and management positions in the social-public sector, emphasizing the themes of Leadership, Human Resources and Communications, including practicum in relevant workplaces.
Psychology (dm first year, optional sm from the 2nd year) (1071)
Information on this program is up to date 04.01.22
The objective of the School of Psychological Sciences is to provide the students with basic and conceptual knowledge of the major sub-fields of psychology in order to acquire a wide perspective of human behavior. We offer a variety of courses in social, developmental, personality, cognitive, experimental and physiological psychology. The methodological courses given in this program allow our students to expand their scientific critical thinking skills preparing them to think as researchers.
Our school offers the opportunity to participate in independent research in small groups with individual guidance in the seminars and research workshops offered. In addition, we offer the opportunity to gain clinical experience with close-up training in a variety of therapeutic frameworks.
Students can study their BA in Psychology as a single major, or as a double major with many other disciplines including Biology, Philosophy, Business school etc.
Admission is based mostly on matriculation Bagrut grades (or equivalent), and psychometric examination scores.
The school offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs for B.A. Students:
Psychology and Philosophy with an emphasis on consciousness and cognition
This program is a unique program consisted of two branches of research: philosophy and psychology. Each branch examines the question of consciousness from a unique angle and thus complement the other. Graduates of the track will receive a double-major degree in philosophy and psychology.
Psychology and Linguistics with emphasis on Psycholinguistics
The program includes basic and advanced courses in both departments, as well as dedicated courses for the Psycholinguistic track (such as a course in brain structure and a special seminar) and research experience as part of a research project in the program’s dual research.
Psychology and Economics with an emphasis on behavioral economics
The purpose of the program is to give students abilities in the various fields of research in order to promote theoretical and empirical research. As part of the program, students will acquire basic knowledge about assessment and selection, motivation, and positions in psychology studies, as well as basic knowledge regarding individual and interactive decision-making models and empirical methodologies in economics. In addition, the program's students will study topics directly related to this field of research, such as behavioral economics, decision-making models, experimental economics research methods, motivation and decision making, learning, attitudes and measurement, tests and evaluation, and will have the opportunity to be exposed to practical research.
Psychology and Computer Science with an emphasis on Neuroscience
The program targets outstanding students, who are interested in neuroscience from the computational and behavioral-cognitive aspects. The structure is a bi-departmental curriculum in psychology and computer science combined with dedicated neuroscience courses.
Psychology and Biology with an emphasis on Neuroscience
This program is open for a select group of students with extremely high capabilities and interest in neuroscience. It aims to provide students with basic academic training in psychology, biology and neurosciences. Graduates of this program will be able to continue their master's degree studies in the framework of the School of Psychological Sciences, the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine
Double Major Degree in Psychology and in Statistics and Performance Research with an emphasis on Data Science
This program combines the study of scientific research of human behavior studied in psychology and advanced methods of data analysis (such as mass learning, including data on a particularly large scale (Big Data) embedded in the framework of the studies in statistics. The course "Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology", gives students experience in data analysis from the world of psychology using modern analysis methods and technologies. The program aims to enable students in Psychology and in Statistics and Performance Research to accumulate the basic knowledge necessary for integration into industry and academia.
Communication (dm) (1085)
The information on this program is up to date 26.01.2023.
The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and analytical tools to understand the role of communications in various dimensions of our life today. This includes among others the social, psychological, cultural, linguistic, legal, economic, and political aspects. Students develop a critical and analytical view toward the way digital and traditional media are organized and operate in our society and their effects on people and institutions. The program emphasizes global trends and issues as well as problems of communication in Israel.