​54 Credit Point Program in Linguistics - תכנית דו-מחלקתית

Students in this program combine 54 credit points in Linguistics with 54 credit points in a different ​​​​​​​discipline - in our department (English Literature) or in another department

In their first year, students in this program take 18 credit points of introductory courses to linguistics, exploring basic concepts and methods in syntax, semantics, phonology,  lexicon, language acquisition, and cognitive neuroscience. In the second year, students study basic courses in syntax, semantics and morphology - while in their third year they write one seminar paper. In addition, they have a selection of elective courses to choose from during their studies.

Providing a solid basis in Linguistics at the BA level, the program can be studied with numerous other disciplines. Popular combinations include

80 Credit Point Program (major in Linguistics) - תכנית מחלקה ראשית

Students in this program take linguistics as their major subject. Their minor subject, consisting of 28 credit points, may be taken in any other department in the Faculty. Popular combinations include Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Philosophy, and Psychology. Students can also choose English Literature (studied in our department) as their minor.

In their first year, students in this program start with 18 credit points of introductory courses to linguistic, exploring basic concepts and methods in syntax, semantics, phonolgy, lexicon, ​language acquisition, and cognitive neuroscience. In the second year, students study basic courses in syntax, semantics and morphology. In their third year, they are required to write two seminar papers. In addition, they have a wide variety of elective courses to choose from during their studies.

Outstanding students interested in continuing to an MA  in Computational Linguistics may, with the approval of the BA Teaching Committee, take the Introduction to Computer Science class as one of 3rd year electives.


28 Credit Point Program (minor in Linguistics) - חטיבת לימודים

This program aims to provide students with a solid foundation in linguistics, but with little specialized knowledge. Like the 54- and 80-credit point programs, described above, it begins with first-year introductory courses (8 pts); students take 2 ​core courses ​​​​in syntax and semantics in their second year; in their third year, they take one elective course and one seminar.


108 Credit Point Combined Program (BA in Linguistics & BA in English Literature​) - תכנית חד-מחלקתית​

The 108 point combined BA program is designed for students who have a serious interest in both Linguistics and English Literature. It is also especially suited to prospective English teachers.

Students in this program take the required courses for both tracks (as specified in the Shnaton, in the section depicting the 108 point program). In the third year, they take additional electives, divided as equally as possible between Linguistics and English Literature. They also study seminars, both in literature and in linguistics.

A note on general courses - קורסים כלליים

All st​udents in BGU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences complete their 120 point degree by taking an additional 10 credit points in other departments – that is, by choosing from a rich list of general courses advertised by the Faculty. (Our students are exempt from the general university requirement of 2 credit points in English proficiency). 

​International students, who are not required to master Hebrew, can complete their additional 10 credit ​points by choosing from a general list of courses in English offered by various BGU programs. For more details, see here.​