BA in Linguistics at Bar Ilan University

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BA in Linguistics at Bar Ilan University (Undergraduate)
Bar Ilan University offers a B.A. degree in linguistics. This undergraduate degree allows students to explore various approaches to the study of human language, and provides tools for the analysis of any language, such as English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and many more.
The program is studied in English.
Study program
During their studies, students are exposed to theoretical and experimental aspects of linguistic analysis and to various research methods. They receive training in formal theoretical methods and applied and interdisciplinary studies in topics such as bilingualism, language impairments, brain science, and more. In addition, they study various subjects in semantics, phonology, pragmatics, syntax, neurolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.


This undergraduate program spans three years.



Among the courses studied in this program:
- Syntax.
- Semantics.
- Psycholinguistics.
- Phonetics and phonology.
- First language acquisition.
- Language emergence and evolution.



Double major – BA Literature and Linguistics
Students can enroll in a double major track in linguistics and literature, which allows them to specialize in both fields of study and gain combined knowledge and skills which open various paths to academic and professional endeavors.



This program is led by internationally renowned faculty members in the field of linguistics. Members of faculty expose students to various approaches to the study of human language and share their extensive experience in research and teaching.



Based on SAT scores:
- High school diploma.
- SAT score – 1250 and above.
- Minimum EBRW score – 600.
- Minimum SAT math score – 600.



Based on high school diploma: An equivalent average of 98 and above in the Israeli Bagrut.


In all tracks: English proficiency test – All applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a grade of 90 in the TOEFL exam, 6.5 in the IELTS exam, 49 in the ACT exam, 600 in the SAT EBRW exam, or 120 in the Amir exam (applicants from English-speaking countries are exempt from the English proficiency test).



Academic diploma
Upon completion of this program, students receive a B.A. degree in linguistics from Bar Ilan University.
Career opportunities
Undergraduates hold a wide skillset that opens career opportunities in the academic world, and in fields such as speech pathology, information technologies, publishing, and teaching English as a second language.



About the University
Bar Ilan University (BIU) was founded in 1955 and offers a wide range of degrees. The student body is diverse, the campus is home to Israelis, new immigrants (Olim) and international students. This atmosphere creates opportunities for open discussion and exposure to a broad set of ideas.
Among other undergraduate programs conducted in English available at BIU are: BA in English literature, BA in communication and political science, a multidisciplinary BA program in Jewish studies, and more. The campus also offers various graduate degree programs in English.


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