Bachelor of Science degree is one of the most prominent and most widely chosen degrees by the students after completing their 10+2. This program is usually three years and benefits those who want to study diversely in Science, Mathematics and Technology-related streams. There are plenty of courses available for the students to choose from and pursue their careers in the specific field according to the eligibility criteria. A degree in B.Sc. will fetch you jobs and opportunities in multiple sectors like Research and Development (R&D), medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutical, education, Information technology (IT), and in various industries.
B.Sc. can be simple Bachelor of Science courses as well as courses with Honors [B.Sc. (Hons)] which further increases the value. It also provides courses in computer and technological fields, but today, I will focus mainly on the Science related streams.
List of courses available in B.Sc.
It includes a variety of courses (I might not be aware of all!). A few names including B.Sc. in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Statistics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Forensic sciences, Life Sciences, Home Sciences, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Food Technology, Nursing, Aquaculture, Psychology, Physiology, Physiotherapy, Forestry and a lot more!
Career opportunities after completing B.Sc.
After completing Graduation, students often wonder whether to go for Higher Studies or Jobs. Both have their pros and cons. There are many jobs available, both in Government and Private sector right after you complete B.Sc. in various Research, Chemical, Environmental, Healthcare, Wastewater, Food, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Educational Institutes. However, the salary at the beginning can be low and it may take a few more years to completely establish yourself. If you are ready to invest more time and money in Higher Studies, you must try to pursue a Masters Degree in any field which further imparts advanced practical and theoretical knowledge, ensuring better opportunities.
Though jobs after graduation might give you independence and immediate exposure, it is not preferred in the long run as your knowledge remains limited, thus limiting the scope as compared to completing higher education. After pursuing your Masters degree and completing your post-graduation, you can look for jobs in industries or go on to pursue your Ph.D. (doctoral degree) which further intensifies the depth of your knowledge. You can proceed to become a lecturer at a renowned University or College, or can invest your time in Research for the benefit of mankind.
There are many options to choose from and though pursuing higher studies is a preferred choice, the decision completely lies on the individual’s needs and goals.
Degrees available for a B.Sc. Graduate student
The options include one of the most popular and obvious choices of B.Sc. Graduates are M.Sc. (Master of Science) which has specialization in several mathematical and scientific fields and is of two years. Along with M.Sc., other courses apart from Science that can be pursued are MCA (Master of Computer Applications), MBA (Master of Business Administration), M.Tech. (Master in Technology), Data Sciences etc.
Making the right choice for your career is the toughest thing you have to do and there is no denial in that. I hope this article helps you identify the better career opportunities!