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Updated on - November 16th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya

BA

Overview

The BA course also known as the bachelor of arts is an undergraduate degree program providing a bachelors degree in the streams chosen by the students. BA is not subject-specific i.e.,  there is a plethora of different subjects in which a BA degree can be pursued, and this makes it one of the most preferred programs by the students all over the globe. it is a 3-year program and can extend up to 4 years depending upon the majors and specializations.

Type

It is a 3-year bachelor's degree program and can be pursued by students from any stream( science, commerce, and humanities), as this course is offered in many different disciplines.

Exams Required

Exam name Minimum Score Maximum Score
SAT 1000 1200
TOEFL (iBT score) 78.1 100
IELTS (bands) 6.5 9

Salary Details

BA is a widely accepted degree and makes the students eligible for a variety of jobs depending upon the specialization. The starting salary for BA graduates starts from 11k and goes up to an average maximum of 20k per month in India. This makes up a package of 1.5 to 2 lakh per year. 

Top Universities for BA

  • University of Oxford
  • university of Cambridge
  • Harvard university
  • university of California Berkeley
  • university of California, LA
  • Hong Kong university
  • Princeton university
  • Yale university

Top colleges for BA by locations

Top colleges for BA on the basis of location (i.e. different countries and states) are mentioned below :

  • Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton AB Canada
  • University of Canberra, Bruce act, Australia
  • Open Polytechnic college of New Zealand, Wellington
  • University College London, UK

BA Course Details

Course detail Specification
Level Undergraduate level program
Duration 3 years
Type Degree course
Eligibility
  • 10+2 or equivalent level of education
  • Secondary or high school qualification certificate or equivalent/ university course/diploma
  • High school examination certificate
  • English proficiency test scores( TOEFL/ IELTS)
Admission process online application forms have to be filled and submitted by the students months before the term starts. For the form filling all the previous education records of the student are required along with the scores of the qualifying examination. Some universities conduct their own entrance exams also.
Course fee
  • India: 4000 to 65000 INR 
  • abroad: 18,00,000-20,00,000 INR 
Average salary The average salary after completing BA is approximately 3.5 to 4 lakhs per annum.
Top recruiters
  • Management companies
  • BPOs(business process outsourcing)
  • Law firms
  • PR (public relations sector)
Position offered
  • customer care executive
  • office manager/clerk
  • content writer/ blogger

BA -Top universities

Many top-notch universities providing BA degrees are spread all over the world and from years have imparted quality education to students. Following is the outline of the top universities offering BA degree:

University Name Location Fees (for first year)
Harvard College Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States 37.3 lakh
University of Alberta Edmonton AB Canada 17.1 lakhs
University College London London, UK 35 lakhs

University of Oxford

oxford, UK 42.98 lakh

BA - Requirements and Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for admission in any of the leading universities offering bachelor's in art degree is generally a higher secondary certificate examination (10+2) qualification with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized educational Board. Certificates and transcripts of any other course completed by the student should also be attached with the application. Following are the basic documents essential for completing the application process:

  • Higher secondary certificate examination (10+2) qualification with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized educational Board
  • Certificate and transcripts of any other course pursued
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • TOEFL (iBT) minimum requirement: 78.1
  • IELTS minimum requirement: 6.5
  • SAT score: 1000

BA - Admission and Procedure

The admission procedure starts with the filling of the online application form. This form has to be filled long before the actual term starts. Various documents like the school certificates, transcripts, resume etc have to be submitted. Before the application process, the student must clear the qualifying examinations like IELTS and TOEFL. 

Once the application is submitted and accepted, the admission process starts. usually, the university sends an I20 form (in case of the USA) which helps the students to attain a student visa. As far as the fee is concerned, colleges normally ask for bank statements of students or their sponsor's to assure that they can afford the course fee along with the living expenses. Once all the documents are submitted along with the first-semester fee and the visa has been approved, the students are all set to go. Following are the major things required for the above-mentioned process:

  • High school certificates
  • Qualifying examination scores
  • Financial documents such as bank statements to ensure the availability of enough liquid money to pay off the tuition fee.
  • Visa approval (students visa, F1 in case of USA)

BA - Course and Syllabus Details

The bachelor of arts is an undergraduate degree course with a duration of 3 years. a BA degree can be pursued in a lot of different fields like liberal arts, political science, history, English and many more. Since the students don't have the foundation of limited streams in BA, it is one of the most favored course by students.

Subjects Topics Covered Objective
Humanities 
  • English Literature
  • Modern Languages
  • History
  • Philosophy
to enhance the understanding and analyzing the capacity of students along with expanding their horizon of thoughts 
Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
to enhance the student's knowledge about the social sciences by providing deep insights to world history and civics along with various geographical aspects
Creative Arts
  • Fine Art
  • Theater
  • Speech
  • Creative Writing
these are to uplift the level of creativity among the students by focusing on certain skills such as speech and writing, which are essentials for the corporate world
Sciences 
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
these subject are science-related and are further divided into different fields in science to inculcate scientific aptitude among students by providing elaborated knowledge about the chosen stream

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BA- Fees University Wise Course Fee

University Name Location Fees (for first year)
Harvard college Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States 37.3 lakh
university of Alberta Edmonton AB Canada 17.1 lakhs
university college London London, UK 35 lakhs

University of Oxford

Oxford, UK 42.98 lakh

BA- Career Scope

BA is one of the most fundamental degrees and provides the students with a strong base which enables them to work in a wide spectrum of corporate fields. it provides valuable job skills, which pave the way for exponential growth and a bright future for the students.

  • The job option after BA automatically increases because the course does not focus on a single topic,but covers a substantial amount of essential job attributes.
  • After pursuing BA (especially in political science), students can go for civil services i.e. IAS and IPS and devote themselves to the betterment of the country.
  • BA graduates can also pursue legislative law and social service.
  • marketing and journalism are also one of the most popular choices among BA graduates. 

BA - Job and Salary Scope

BA graduates can get a decent earning salary. generally, the merit score, previous experience and the skill set of the student play a pivotal role in job placement. Following are certain job profiles that the students can take up after BA:

  • BPO (business process outsourcing): customer care executive
  • Govt. jobs(civil services) : IPS and IFS officers
  • Online businesses: content writers
  • Management: business manners, project coordinators

The average per year package earned by a BA graduate is approximately 3.5 to 4 lakhs, can this can vary from company to company and by the workload of the job. Following are the salaries of some major posts that can be taken after BA:

Position Offered Average Salary
customer care executive Rs.20,000
office manager/clerk Rs. 15,000
content writer Rs.30,000

 

Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.