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B.Sc. (Liberal Studies) - Course Overview

The School of Liberal Studies is proud to offer an exceptional and highly distinguished B.Sc. Hons. program in Economics with Data Science, Economics and Finance, and Psychology and Behaviour. With an unparalleled reputation, this flagship program provides students with an unrivalled foundation in Economics, Data Science, Finance, Psychology and Behaviour.

Specialisations

B.Sc. Hons. offered by the School of Liberal Studies has three different specialisations:

  1. Economics with Data Science
  2. Economics and Finance
  3. Psychology and Behaviour
Course Fee Structure

Students must pay the fees within the stipulated time frame to secure their admission into the course. The fee can be paid online or offline through various modes of payment such as credit/debit card, net banking, or demand draft.

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Eligibility Criteria
  • XII Std from an IB Board with a minimum score of 24 OR Valid SAT Score 
    OR Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)
  • Math/Eco/Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  • Non-mathematics background students will undergo the Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.
Why study B.Sc. at UPES School of Liberal Studies?

The B.Sc. Hons. program at UPES School of Liberal Studies offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines scientific research with liberal arts education. Here are some reasons why studying this program at UPES can be beneficial:

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum: The program's curriculum is designed to combine different fields of study, such as science, technology, mathematics, and humanities, to provide a holistic research approach. This interdisciplinary approach can help students develop a broader perspective and a more nuanced understanding of complex issues.
  • Focus on research: The program emphasizes research skills development and provides students with hands-on experience in research through internships, projects, and collaboration with faculty. This can help students build critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Industry-relevant curriculum: The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the industry and is updated regularly to keep up with the latest trends and developments. This can provide students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their careers.
  • Experienced faculty: The faculty members at UPES School of Liberal Studies are experienced researchers and experts in their respective fields. They can provide students with guidance and mentorship in their research projects and help them develop the necessary skills to become successful researchers.
  • Career opportunities: Graduates of the B.Sc. Hons. program at UPES can pursue careers in various fields such as research and development, academia, scientific writing, and policy-making. The program can also provide a strong foundation for further studies in fields such as medicine, law, and business.

The B.Sc. Hons. program at UPES School of Liberal Studies offers a unique opportunity for students to develop a strong foundation in research and interdisciplinary learning that can open up a range of career opportunities.

Career Opportunities
  • Our B.Sc. degree program prepares students for higher education in national and global universities, and our faculty mentors students applying for MA and Ph.D. programs in top 250 global universities.
  • Graduates have diverse career opportunities, including non-academic sectors such as journalism, mass communication, film and television production, policy analysis, and more.
  • Our innovative teaching methods prioritize praxis and solution-based learning, providing students with skills valuable in private sector, industry, policy-based government and non-governmental think tanks.
  • Our faculty liaises with UPES’ career services to mentor students interested in securing industry-specific roles, beyond academia.

FAQs

What is B.Sc. Program?

The B.Sc. Hons. program by UPES School of Liberal Studies is an undergraduate program that offers students a comprehensive understanding of economics, finance, psychology and behaviour. The program curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of various fields such as economics, finance, psychology and behaviour. Through this program, students can develop analytical and critical thinking skills that can help them pursue a career in fields such as politics, law, journalism, or academia.

What is the eligibility criteria for B.Sc. Program?
  • XII Std from an IB Board with a minimum score of 24 OR Valid SAT Score
    OR Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)
  • Math/Eco/Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  • Non-mathematics background students will undergo the Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.
What are the different specializations I can opt for in B.Sc. Program?

B.Sc. Hons. offered by the School of Liberal Studies has three different specialisations:

  1. Economics with Data Science
  2. Economics and Finance
  3. Psychology and Behaviour
Does UPES provide scholarships for B.Sc. Hons. Program?

There are academic scholarships for meritorious students; domicile scholarships for bonafide Uttarakhand students; freeships under Project ‘Jyoti’ for students from Economically Weaker Sections; and sports scholarships under Project ‘Vijay. Check the link for more information https://www.upes.ac.in/admissions/scholarships

What are the career opportunities after doing B.Sc. Hons. Program?

After completing B.Sc. Hons. program, graduates can pursue careers in various fields such as economics, finance, data science, psychology and behaviour. Graduates can work as political analysts, journalists, research assistants, public policy specialists, lobbyists, and political consultants. They can also pursue careers in academia, teaching at schools, colleges, or universities. The program can provide students with critical thinking skills and analytical skills, which are essential for success in these fields.

What is the average salary after the B.Sc. Hons. Program?

Graduates can expect to earn an average starting salary of around INR 2.5 to 4.5 lakhs per annum in entry-level positions such as research assistant, public relations executive, journalist, or political analyst. With experience and specialization, graduates can earn higher salaries in fields such as public policy, consulting, or law. 
However, it's important to note that salary packages may vary widely based on the individual's performance, skills, and experience, and the job market conditions.

Are there hostel facilities for boys and girls getting admission for the course?

Yes, hostel facility is provided by the University. Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on-campus accommodation (on first come, first serve basis), separately for boys and girls on triple sharing basis. Students wishing to avail hostel facility (on-campus) will need to deposit fee in advance.

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Note: Students who wish to avail the campus hostel facility should submit the following documents along with the requisite hostel fee without fail:

- Medical Certificate*
- Police Verification Report* (from their respective city/town)