Topic – Education
State – National
Sector – Liberal Studies

Careers in Social Science and Liberal Studies have to do with research and study of societies and social relationships within those societies. The field encompasses careers in Social Work, History, International Relations, Women’s Studies, History, Geography and much more. There are multiple roles available within the industry in government and private sectors including opportunities in start-ups and self-employed. There are numerous programs in universities across India and abroad and varied pathways to develop the key skills required and to pursue a career in this industry.

  • Social Work: Social Work is a practice-based profession devoted to empowerment and liberation of people, social change, development and social cohesion. Social work is a highly fulfilling career for people who are passionate about social causes and taking care of those in need. It entails addressing social issues, fighting against social discrimination, and taking care of the rights of victims of the same. The practise of social work promotes development, change, cohesion, and empowerment of communities and people. Professionals in this field of work aim to boost the overall well-being of different communities and people, as well as helping them meet their basic needs and exercise their basic rights in the face of injustice.


  • Political Science: Political Science deals with the study of scientific analysis of the political behaviour of a state and the systems of a governement. A degree in Political Science is considered one of the most versatile social sciences degrees, opening up many career opportunities like jobs in International Relations, Social Services, Embassies, and many others for graduates.


  • Economics: Economics is the study of production,consumption, distribution, transfer and consumption of wealth, goods and services and the allocation of resources. Students get to learn about economic theory and principles, mathematics, economic models and methods of analysis, and much more. Economic courses are best suited for people who have mathematical aptitude and strong critical and analytical thinking skills. An economist researches and monitors demands and supply, exchange rates, business trends, taxation, employment rates, inflation and costs of materials to understand trends and develop predictions. Economists formulate and publish numerous economic indicators, like gross domestic product (GDP) and therefore the Consumer Price Index (CPI). 


  • International Relations: International Relations is the study of relations of two or more nations and their interactions with and regard each other in political,cultural and economic context.


  • Psychology: Psychology is a scientific study that deals with perceptual, emotional, cognitive, and social processes and behaviour through experimentation, observation and research of individuals with that of the environment.


  • Sociology: Sociology is the study of human social relationships, social behavior, social life, social changes, the development, structure and fuctioning of society and the consequences of human behaviour. 


  • Geography: Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, the nature and relative arrangement of a geographical area and its physical features, distribution of populations, resources, and political and economic activities.


  • History: History is the study of past events and the discovery, organisation, collection and interpretation of the past events of a particular period, geographical region or a social phenomenon.


  • Archaeology: Archaeology is the study of historic and prehistoric material and physical remains through the recovery, analysis and documentation for a broad and comprehensive understanding of human life, their culture and societies and their changes over time.


  • Anthropology: Anthropology is the study of human societies, their cultures, the biological and physiological characteristics, their development and evolutionary history.


  • Home Science: Home Science is an integrated field of study that deals with scientific and systematic knowledge of human environment, child development, food & nutrition and management of resources.


  • Language/Linguistics: Linguistics is the scientific study of language, its structure, function and different aspects such as phonetics, syntax, grammar, semantics, phonology, pragmatics and morphology.


  • Liberal Arts Studies: Liberal Arts Studies involves the study of literature, philosphy, sociology, history and more for general knowledge and intellectual ability to solve problems through effective arguments. Students who take liberal arts classes will acquire a broad understanding of the world from a multidisciplinary concept that includes social and environmental sciences, society and culture, including in-depth education in their desired field. 


  • Development Studies: Developmental studies is a multidisciplinary study that deals with social, economic, political,and cultural changes of a society and a nation at large. This sub-discipline of social sciences deals with different aspects and problems faced in policy making and development. In this course, students get to learn about the importance of development. They study different development projects in-depth and also learn about ways in which progress and development can be brought about in backward areas.  


  • Gender/Women Studies: Gender/Women Studies is an interdiscplinary field that involves complex analysis of gender identity and gender representation including queer studies, men’s studies and the fundamental facets of development.


  • Public Administration: Public Administration is the study that deals with planning, organising, directing, coordinating and controlling of operationsthat are purely governmental in nature. Graduates in this field may find an opportunity to work in the administrative management sector; the industrial sector; the personnel management sector; the legal sector and the social services sector as well. A student who wants to pursue a specialization in public administration may later join the public or private sector on the basis of the opportunities presented.


  • Sustainability Management: Sustainability Management is the study of application of sustainable practices in a way will benefit the current and upcoming generations in natural, economic and social resources.