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Career option after 12th for students from Humanities stream

Here we provide some of the career options and universities that students from the Arts stream should look out for.

Career Options for Humanities stream


As CBSE class 12th board exams are nearing their end, some of the predominant questions echoing in every Humanities/Arts student’s mind are: What do we do next? What are your prospective career options? Which courses should we apply for? So on and so forth.

Here, we try and answer these very questions and clear the mist of confusion clouding every student’s mind.

Arts or Humanities is a very diverse stream and mainly deals with subjects like literature, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science etc. The career horizon for those who belong to this stream of study is limit less. Students can choose from a range of career options such as teaching, social work, law, politics, business, television, journalism etc.

Also, the discipline has a lot to offer when it comes to undergraduate courses. Few of the popular courses students from the arts background can opt for are as follows:

B.A in Economics: This course is a specialized academic degree in the social sciences encompassing both literate and quantitative courses. Students from this field of specialization have a variety of career options to choose from, such as strategic pricing, cost analysis, marketing research, statistical forecasting. The main employers in this field are multi-national corporations, financial institutions, unions and government organizations.

B.A Political Science: This course deals with the study of state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government, at the international as well as international levels. Students are educated on topics such as economic conditions, world terrorism, international relations, environmental issues etc. Students from this course can carve a niche for themselves in the field of politics, international relations, social work/research etc.

B.A Sociology: This course deals with the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It is an appropriate discipline for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in social work, journalism, teaching, research etc. There is a demand for students from this field in many international organizations such as the United Nations as well as a wide range of NGOs and social work organizations prefer recruiting candidates with a Sociology background.

B.A Journalism: This course is for anyone and everyone who has the flair of weaving words into well written articles or the knack of verbal communication. In this course the student is exposed to subjects such as politics, social and economic issues, entertainment etc. The course not only opens the door to jobs in a number of media organizations, but also presents opportunities in the communications wing of many high eng business organizations.

Students who wish to apply for any of the above courses can look out for admission notifications of the following universities:

  1. University of Delhi
    2. University of Punjab
    3. Jamia Millia Islamia
    4. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
    5. Pune University
    6. Christ University
    7. Madras Christian College