Science courses after 12th

Students can choose the following courses after 12th science, under different specialisations of their choice and interest.

Degree Courses


B.Tech (Bachelor’s Degree in Technology) /
B.E. (Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering)

Students interested in research, design and development of engineering products and technology can opt for an engineering degree. The following are the major fields.

  • Aeronautical
  • Biotech
  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Mechanical
  • Others…….

(Students need to have completed their 12th in P.C.M. for eligibility)


B.Arch (Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering)

A keen interest in design, with talent in drawing and sketching coupled with technically creative mind is what it takes to pursue your dream career in architectural engineering.

It equips you with the technical knowledge of structures, its foundation design and optimum use of space available.

(Students need to have completed their 12th with Maths for eligibility)


Students who have completed 12th with PCM (preferably), with perfect vision and general physical fitness are eligible to become a commercial pilot.

They are required to acquire a Student Pilot License, followed by Private Pilot License and finally the Commercial Pilot License.

They would need to contact a DGCA approved flying institute / club. For detailed information visit the DGCA website –


B.Sc (Bachelor’s Degree in Science)

Students interested in pure research and development in the major fields of science can opt for B.Sc degree with their following choice of field viz.,

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology etc., 


B.Sc / B.A. in Applied Maths / Statistics

Students who wish to specialise in maths or statistics as a career option can choose B.Sc. / B.A degrees offered by respective universities for the same.


M.B.B.S. (Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Science)

Students interested in a career in medicine can opt for MBBS

(Students need to have completed their 12th with PCB for eligibility)


B.D.S. (Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery)

It deals with treatment of diseases and disorders related to oral cavity.

(Students need to have completed their 12th in P.C.B. for eligibility)


B.Sc. Nursing – 4 years
Diploma Nursing – 3 years

Students who wish to take a devoted, hardworking yet noble job of nursing can do either degree (B.Sc) or diploma in nursing.

(Students need to have completed their 12th in P.C.B. for eligibility) 

(Click here for comparison on Degree vs Diploma courses)

B.Sc. Radiography

B.Sc. Fire and Safety


B.Sc. OT (Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy)

It deals with restoring normal functions to physically-challenged or disabled and helping them to be independent.

B.Sc. PT (Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy0

It deals with treating patients with muscular, neurological disorder, the physically challenged and sportsmen.


B.C.A. (Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications)
B.Sc. IT (Bachelor’s Degree in Science – IT)

B.Sc. Computer Science (Bachelor’s Degree in Science – IT)

Science courses after 12th includes Information Technology and computers.

Students who wish to get into development of computer software programs, and who have taken maths and/or computers till 12th, are eligible for BCA / B.Sc IT / B.Sc Computer Science. The following major subjects and areas of computer programming are covered in these two degrees:-

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Mathematics
  • C, C++
  • System analysis and design
  • Database management
  • Visual basic
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Web design etc.,


B. Pharm (Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy)

Students who wish to get into pharmaceutical research, development and allied work, can take up the specialised course in b.pharm specifically designed for a career in pharma and related industries:-

Pharm D (Doctor)

This is a highly integrated and in-depth course (6 years) on clinical pharmacy. It is specifically suited for students interested in becoming top practising pharmacist for large hospitals and healthcare industries.

(Eligibility 12th with PCM or PCB, or D.Pharm)


B.V.Sc & AH (Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry)

It deals with the science of diagnosing, treating and curing diseases in animals and birds.

(Eligibility is 12th with PCB)


B.Sc. in Home Science
B.Sc. in Food Science
B.Sc. in Food Technology
B.Sc. in Food Processing

(Eligibility is 12th with PCB)

B.Sc. Forestry


  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management
  • Law
  • Media & Creative Arts
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Sports education
  • Teaching
  • Foreign Language


Have a question or doubt regarding your career or course? ASK the experts.


(Visited 64,085 times, 11 visits today)