B.A. in Communications & Sociology and Anthropology
Introducing the only international program at Bar-Ilan University that combines English and Hebrew –the Communications major is taught in English, while the Sociology major, in Hebrew.
The unique combination of Communications and Sociology allows the student to master successful communication practices with an understanding of how to most effectively integrate these practices into society’s various cultures.
The School of Communications trains communications professionals to succeed in a rapidly-changing PR environment, while promoting a culture of communication that is balanced, ethical and informed.
Guided by faculty members with world-class expertise, students gain a scholarly understanding of media theory and practice, while acquiring strong capabilities in new communication technologies. Undergraduate degree programs include advanced courses in international communication, new media, political communication, as well as practical professional courses.
Bar-Ilan University has over 30 years of experience in teaching communication, and its faculty are internationally renowned researchers and lecturers, with extensive experience in all fields of communication: print press, TV, radio, advertising, marketing, public relations, and new media.
The program offers the opportunity to deepen the understanding of societies and social behavior, and to open up new ways of thinking about how identities, cultures, and social organizations are shaped, experienced, and transformed.
The studies take theory one step further, in the attempt to understand the complexities and problems of modern societies in general, and Israel in particular. Students are then equipped to deal with issues that are of relevance to contemporary social life and institutions.
Our graduates are trained to succeed as professionals in journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising and media in government or private offices. In addition, they are exposed to the option of pursuing an academic career in research and teaching.
Ramat-Gan, Israel 5290002
Program Length: 4 Years
Priority Application Deadline: End of July 2020
GPA 3.1 or above.
GPA 3.3 or above for waiver of SAT exam.
SAT 1100 or above, of which EBRW is 500 or above.
The School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University is one of the few academic institutions in the world to offer research and training in International Communications and Public Diplomacy. It aims to empower Israel’s future generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for Israel across the globe. As a part of the BA program, students are offered the opportunity to immerse themselves in workshops on how to effectively convey messages and build a positive public image for anyone from brands, to themselves. The workshops, offered in areas relating to New Media, Advertising, Public Relations and Broadcast Media, are instructed by individuals considered professionals in their fields.
Why Study Communication
Communication is all around us. We use it every day without even noticing; we maintain personal communications with our family and friends, we consume mass media, and we create and participate in social networks.
Communication studies are intended for those who want to influence and leave their mark on the world, who wish to take part in making tomorrow’s news — today. In order to accomplish that, one has to understand the media: Why is the same topic presently differently from one media outlet to another? What makes Google or Facebook so popular? Which medium is more influential – cinema, TV, radio, internet, or maybe the mobile phone? If you are interested in these questions – your place is with us.
Bar-Ilan University has over 30 years of experience in teaching communication, and prides itself with hundreds of B.A. and M.A. graduates. The faculty members of the School of Communication and related units are internationally renowned researchers and lecturers, with extensive experience in all fields of communication: print press, TV, radio, advertising, marketing, public relations, spokesman ship and new media.
Ample Career Opportunities
Our graduates are sought after and well established in all fields of communications, both locally and globally. Many work in advertising or public relations offices, some in radio or TV stations, others in various websites, and a significant number in the press. Many of our graduates are media consultants in government or private offices, while others have chosen to pursue an academic research and teaching career.
During the third year of studies, our BA students can already participate in our internship program, in which they intern in different media organizations such as PR offices, news websites, government offices and others. Through the program, the students gain practical experience in the field and acquire important tools which will assist them in their future careers.
Program Length: 3 Years
Language of Instruction: English
- SAT: 1100
- 3.5 High School GPA
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions