What Are The Career Options After Class 12 For Science Graduates?

Science has been the most-opted stream in class 12. The added advantage for the science stream students is they can take up most of the arts and commerce courses after 10+2 which is not possible for the students from arts and commerce fields. After class 12, science graduates are led to many courses in engineering, medicine and allied disciplines. One can also take up various professional careers such as those of a commercial pilot.


The course selection is the turning point in a student's life and opting for a course for their undergraduate study is one of the most important decisions they'll make. Science students can either choose mathematics or biology during 10+2 along with the compulsory subjects, physics and chemistry. Mathematics along with the compulsory subjects is called PCM, and when the compulsory subjects are paired with biology, it is called PCB. One can also take all the subjects together, termed as PCMB. Here are the career options you can take up with the physics chemistry and biology (PCB) combination.

Career Options For 12th Science Students

What To Do After 12th Fail? Here Are The Best Courses To Pursue

Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS)

Students aim for this course for their undergraduate degree if they intend to become a doctor. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the only entrance examination in the country for an admission to medicine courses. Students can also take the AIIMS exam for an admission to the medicine seats at the AIIMS hospitals.

BSc In Nursing

This is a two-year undergraduate degree and class 12 science graduates who possess a GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course certificate are eligible for the course. Aspirants must also register as a nurse or midwife with any State Nursing Registration Council.

Bachelor Of Science (BSc)

Science students can take up a career in pure sciences. A wide range of courses are offered in BSc such as microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, human genetics, medical laboratory, etc. The duration of the course is typically three years across the universities and colleges in India.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma)

This is a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of pharmacy. Students who pursued PCM and PCB are eligible to take up this course. However, minimum 50% aggregate marks are required to pursue this course.

Commerce Courses

There are many commerce course options that are open to science students. Students from any stream can take up the three-year BCom in accounting & commerce. However, students from commerce stream will enjoy the edge. BBA LLB, a five-year integrated programme, is open to students from all the streams. Students with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible to pursue these courses.

Arts Courses

Science students are eligible for many courses in the arts stream. However, the eligibility criteria vary depending on the specialisation in the course. Some of the best courses are:

  • BA in humanities & social sciences
  • BA in arts (fine/visual/performing)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • BSc in hospitality & travel
  • BSc in design
  • Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC)
  • BHM in hospitality & travel
  • Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)
  • Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM)
  • BA in hospitality & travel
  • BA in animation

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