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Careers after class 12: Liberal Arts

Industry: Humanities

What is Liberal Arts?

Liberal arts are an expansive field that encompass humanities disciplines including literature, psychology, political science, philosophy, etc. and other subdisciplines such as social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. A liberal arts degree is designed to help develop skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Liberal arts in the modern sense comprises four primary areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Academic areas within liberal arts include life sciences, physical science, logic and mathematics, philosophy, history and creative arts.

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Humanities/Science/Commerce) with English as a compulsory subject

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.A. (Hons.) in Liberal Arts
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Liberal Arts
  • B.B.A. (Hons.) in Liberal Arts

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Liberal Arts

Top Institutes for Liberal Arts courses

1. Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A./B.Sc. in Liberal Arts

Tenure- 3 years


2. Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Sonipat

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. Liberal Arts and Humanities Hons.

Tenure- 3 years


3. Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A./B.Sc. Liberal Arts Hons

Tenure- 2 year


4. Thapar School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Patiala 

Value for Money- 3.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences Hons

Tenure- 3 years


5. MIT WPU School of Liberal Arts, Pune

Value for Money- 3.8/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. Liberal Arts 

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Liberal Arts


Pay Liberal Arts

Expert View

Oliver DeMille“The liberal arts are the arts of communication and thinking. They are the arts indispensable to further learning, for they are the arts of reading, writing, speaking, listening, figuring.”

— Oliver DeMille,
American author, educator and public speaker


Steve Jobs“It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”

— Steve Jobs,
American business magnate, industrial designer, investor and media proprietor

Also read: Liberal Arts in a Changing World

India’s liberal arts renaissance

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