Life Sciences (570) - Bachelor's Degree            
 

The purpose of the BSc studies is to provide students with a broad and deep basis of varied knowledge in Life Sciences, in order to meet the scientific challenges of the future. Familiarity with biological research is essential for advancing many areas of life – medicine, agriculture, environmental quality, biotechnology, education, public policy etc.
 
The Life Sciences teaching program provides its students with a basic background, and equips them with the tools necessary for engaging in problems in various fields on the molecular, cellular, organismic, superorganismic (environmental) levels and in industrial biology. The fields of study include Evolution, Ecology, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Animal Behavior, Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Brain Science.
 
In the first year of BSc studies the studies are composed of basic courses in Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Programming) and introductions to the Life Sciences fields (Cellular Biology, Biology of Organisms and Genetics). In the first semester of the second year additional introductory courses are taken (Ecology and Population Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Physiology and Evolution). From the second semester of the second year and throughout the third year students compile a personal study program, according to their fields of interest, from a very wide range of courses.
 
The studies include opportunities for practical experience in the research laboratories in the Institute of Life Sciences and in biotechnology companies.
 
 
Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English.

Department Officials

Head of Department Studies
Prof. Nir Keren
tel. 02-6585233
email: nirkeren@vms.huji.ac.il
 
Student Counsellor
Dr. Michal Goldberg
tel. 02-6586452
email: bioyoetz@gmail.com
Reception times: Wednesdays at 13:00, room 1-402, Silberman Building
 
Counsellor to students pre-registration
Dr. Alon Zaslaver
tel. 02-6585828
email: alonzas@mail.huji.ac.il

Department Teachers
Department Courses

Year to year transition terms
Requirements for passing from one year to the next: A minimum grade of 60 in each course.
In the Etgar program a minimum average of 85 is required in the compulsory courses.
In the Psychobiology program a minimum average of 80 is required in the compulsory courses.
 
Structure
Compulsory
Compulsory in the teaching program
Compulsory
Compulsory basic studies

Compulsory elective

Elective in the teaching program

Total in the teaching program

Programming studies

Division

Cornerstone Program

Additional teaching program

Total for the degree (minimum)

Total for the degree (maximum)
Life Sciences- Expanded Single Major track
(track 4010)
5837201613748145
Life Sciences in dual major track with major in Natural Science
(track 4011)
333418-2011-131024660168
Life Sciences -Single Major track
(track 4012)
333423-259-111054320-8145
Life Sciences Dual Major track with Major in Humanities or Social Sciences
(track 4013)
332918-2011-13974460161
Life Sciences – Etgar program in Single Major track
(track 4019)
473717-201104320-8150
Life Sciences – Etgar program in Expanded Single Major track
(track 4020)
713714-1515-1614248150
Life Sciences – Etgar program in dual Major track
(track 4021)
473717-201054660171
Psychobiology
(track 4024)
392515-214-988458150
Life Sciences Cognition in dual major track
(track 4025)
232529-342-48568153
Life Sciences – Etgar program and Cognition in Dual Major track
(track 4026)
372525-298668154160
Life Sciences – General Minor
(track 4030)
1313-155-632
Life Sciences – Biochemistry Minor track for Chemistry students
(track 4034)
1913-153-532
Life Sciences and Earth Sciences with specialization in Geology- dual Major track
(track 8029)
283819-20884656150
Life Sciences and Earth Sciences with specialization inClimate-Atmosphere-Oceanog - dual Major track
(track 8030)
283819-20884656150
Environment and Life Sciences- dual Major track
(track 8032)
212524-257-8824662150