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

Course Start Date
01 Aug 2020

Course End Date
31 July 2022

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

15th July 2020

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 6.5 Lacs

Programme Details


Our graduates-to-be will become effective communicators and critical thinkers, the degree equips them with the ability to pursue professional and academic opportunities of their interest. The holistic nature of the program empowers students to take up a wide range of internships, projects and field work.

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.


Candidates will be selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds based on a personal statement, supplemental application, X and XII Grade Marks, Faculty Interview, and valid JSAT or SAT, ACT score.

Credit Structure

For a B.A. (Hons) in Liberal Arts and Humanities, students must complete at least 115 credits to graduate

  • 19 Core Classes (57 Credits)
  • 6 Elective Classes in Any Subject (30 Credits)
  • 8 Major Courses (24 Credits)
  • A Senior Honors Thesis (6 Credits)
  • 2 Summer Internships (6 Credits)
  • 2 Winter Internships (4 Credits)


All students in the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities pursuing the three-year Jindal degree track will graduate with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Humanities with a specialization in one of eleven areas
  • Economics
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Expressive Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International Business 
  • Literary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Self-Designed

For more information on the structure and potential courses within each major, please see the major guide here

Course Structure

Semester 1


Environmental Studies

Expressive Arts 1
Quantitative Skills 1

Spanish 1

Communication Skills 1

Semester 2

Social Science



Expressive Arts 2

Spanish 2



Semester 3

Political Science






+ 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 rapidlychanging 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. Summer and winter internships are also an essential component of the BA (Hons.) programme and help students apply what they learn in class. Our students have already interned at a Bollywood production company, a theatre troupe, NGOs, think-tanks and research centres.

Admission Helpline

Ms. Nishi Mishra
Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
 : + 91-8396907376
Mr. Pankaj Arora
Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
: +91-8396907412