B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts And Humanities

Course Start Date
01 Aug 2020

Course End Date
31 July 2023

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

15 July 2020

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 6.5 Lacs

Programme Details


Liberal Arts is an innovative pedagogy focused on small classes, close faculty student engagement and a strong interdisciplinary foundation with specializations in specific subjects. Liberal Arts is about the cultivation of the whole person though rigorous reading and writing, along with active experiential learning inside and outside the classroom. Liberal Arts students graduate with knowledge, a flexible range of skills, aptitudes and a life-long curiosity and love of learning.

Over the first two years of the BA, students train in the foundational aspects of the liberal arts and humanities through core courses, electives at JLSH and select courses across the different schools of the University. They do one-month internships between every semester. In the final year of the BA they choose a major – one subject – as an area for concentrated study and they write a thesis. The thesis in the third year is a detailed work of substantial length and depth over a subject specialism.


Applicants to the B.A. (Hons.) Liberal Arts & Humanities at JSLH should have completed the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent with minimum 60% aggregate marks. Students completing grade 12 in 2020 can also apply. Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental question, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview and at par JSAT/SAT/ACT score.

Credit Structure

For a B.A. (Hons) in Liberal Arts and Humanities, students must complete at least 150 credits to graduate.

  • Foundation courses (19) – 76 Credits
    Major Courses (10) – 40 Credits
    Cross listed elective (6) – 24 Credits

Majors List

1.Economics6. International Business 
2. Environment and Sustainability7. Literary Studies            
3. Expressive Arts (Visual Arts)8. Philosophy
4.Sociology and Anthropology9. Psychology 
5. History10. Philosophy

Majors Guide

Self-Designed Major

Students who have a strong academic record and feel that their desired course of study does not fit into these majors may opt for a Self-Designed Major. This major is designed by the student in consultation with two faculty directors of study. Some past Self-Designed majors have included Art History and Literature, International Relations, Environmental Psychology, Psychology and Expressive Arts. All our majors are designed to meet international standards and reflect the best trends in course design globally.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Interdisciplinary courses
  • Environmental Studies
  • Expressive Arts 1
  • Quantitative Skills 1
  • Spanish 1
  • Communication Skills 1

Semester 2

  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Communication skills
  • Expressive Arts 2
  • Spanish 2
  • Interdisciplinary courses
  • History

Semester 3

  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Quantitative Skills 
  • Interdisciplinary courses
  • Psychology
  • + 1 JSLH cross elective

Semester 4

  • 4 Major courses
  • 2 Cross electives

Semester 5

  • Thesis Seminar 1
  • 3 Major courses
  • 2 Cross electives

Semester 6

  • Thesis Seminar 2
  • 1 Major course
  • 2 Cross electives

Post Programme Careers

Liberal Arts graduates can look forward to a variety of possibilities for their futures and are well-equipped to pursue any career in a rapidly changing world. Graduates from such programmes are heavily sought by employers. They have strong critical and creative thinking skills and are effective communicators. Our holistic, interdisciplinary programme equips students to see and think from multiple perspectives. They are adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity and complexity.

Our graduates can look for prospective careers in advertising, design, journalism, publishing, corporate communications, non-government organizations, the corporate sector, performing arts, public relations and more.

Admission Helpline

Mr. Ankur Vohra
Director- Admissions & Outreach

  : +91 7027850333
 : ankurvohra@jgu.edu.in


Ms. Nishi Mishra
Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
 : + 91-8396907376

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