B.A. Home Science

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Bachelor of Arts in Home Science is an undergraduate professional Home Science course. Home Science covers the study of nutrition, health and growth measures including the science that deals with the surroundings and environment. The degree course mainly comprise of the study of the major topics of Home Science like Food Science, Fundamentals of Resource Management, Foundations of Human Development, Introduction to Fabric and Apparel Science, Foundations of Food and Nutrition, etc. B.A. (Home Science) is a degree course that includes the study of many disciplines such as chemistry, physics, physiology, biology, hygiene, economics, rural development, child development, sociology and family relations, community living, art, food, nutrition, clothing, textiles and home management. This is three years duration course and the syllabus is divided into six papers.

How is B.A. Home Science Course Beneficial?

•    Production jobs cover the food preservation, dress-making, specialized cooking, etc. Graduates of Home Science can enter the textile business, fashion designing etc. or even work in hotels, the food industry etc.
•    Research jobs involve educating specific segments of the population such as mothers, farmers, and villagers on the food value of certain food items.
•    Sales jobs comprise sales promotion of food items (baby foods) are given to home science graduates granted they have relevant information and experience.
•    Service jobs consist of maintenance and supervision of housekeeping departments at tourist resorts, hotels, catering facilities, restaurants etc.
•    Teaching jobs: The recognized qualification for a primary school teacher is a Bachelors degree in Home Science and many postgraduates also are taken on as senior secondary school teachers and college professors.


•    The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing a B.A. (Home Science) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognised Board in the country.
•    Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.


Year I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Home Management and Housing


Extension Education



Year II




Child Development



Year III


Fundamentals of Food and Nutrition






•    Vidya Bhawan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Siwan
•    Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Durg
•    Hindu Kanya Mahavidyala, Jind
•    Bishop Cotton Womens Chriatian College, Bangalore

Course Suitability

•    Those who have good knowledge about cooking and want to make it their career are the good suit for it.
•    Second, who have good communication and interpersonal skills can go for this course.
•    Those who want to become teacher in Home Science after post graduation also can go for the course.
•    They should also have good knowledge of spices, articles required in cooking and the like.

Employment Areas

•    Apparel Merchandising
•    Community Development Programs
•    Fashion Designing
•    Consultancy and Counselling Centres
•    Dress-Making
•    Extension Education
•    Cafeterias
•    Fashion Journalism
•    Commercial Restaurants
•    Food Industry
•    Specialized Cooking
•    Hospitals
•    Food Preservation
•    Hotels
•    Manufacturing Industries
•    Sales Promotion of Food Items
•    Textile Businesses
•    Tourist Resorts

Job Types

•    Nutrition Expert
•    Baby Care Taker
•    Child Care Giver
•    Food Analyst
•    Health Care Worker
•    Cook/Chef
•    Hospital Attendant
•    Food Scientist
•    Nanny
•    Teacher - Home Science

Advance Courses in B.A. Home Science

•    M.A. (Home Science)
•    M.Phil. (Home Science)
•    Ph.D. (Home Science)

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