Prat program

Micro (“Prat”)  program – Psychology, Sociology, Criminology


Goals of the  program:

The Micro (“Prat”) track is designed to enable students to understand and explore the functioning of the individual from a wholistic perspective while integrating scientific fields that are directly or closely related to this topic of study. The track also provides students with a very diverse range of social science courses in the fields of: Psychology, sociology, and criminology.


Admission Requirements:

  1. Those with an average score of 9.8 or higher in the matriculation exams (Bagrut) are exempt from the Psychometric exam. For those exempt from taking the Psychometric exam, a score of 85/185 or higher on the AMIR-AMIRAM exam is required.
  2. Psychometric exam (for those not exempt, see “a”).
  3. The admission cutoff is 49. You can assess the chances of your acceptance here, "Evaluation chances of acceptance" as well as on Bar-Ilan University’s website.
  4. YAEL exam: this exam is an exam of Hebrew knowledge required of all applicants to the University who completed their matriculation exams (Bagrut) and Psychometric exam in a language other than Hebrew. Most exam-takers are members of Arab society, foreign students, and immigrants. The range of exam scores is similar to those achieved on the English portion of the psychometric exam, and to the AMIR-AMIRAM exam.

As of registration for the 2021-2022 academic year, the threshold for admission to the University will be a score of 105 on the YAEL exam.

For those applicants who received a score of 84-104 on the YAEL exam, the University will offer intensive summer courses in order to improve Hebrew proficiency. At the end of the course, students will be required to take the YAEL exam and meet the required threshold of a score of 105 or higher.

The course Curriculum:

The curriculum includes courses in psychology (personality, psychopathology), criminology (theories in criminology, penal theory), sociology (organizational behavior, Anthropology, Israeli society), in addition to courses in research methods and statistics. The track also features a wide range of elective courses as well as seminars involving research on various topics.


Employment Opportunities:

In the job market, graduates of the program have an advantage over other graduates in more specific fields of the Social Sciences due to the multi-disciplinary, wide-ranging knowledge base provided by this program’s framework. Additionally, there are an extensive number of possibilities to continue on to more advanced graduate degrees for graduates of this program. Past experience has shown that the program’s graduates have successfully integrated into master’s degree programs in organizational sociology, organizational behavior, business administration, journalism, communications, and political science. In some cases, graduates are accepted to continue a psychology degree in other universities.