Career Options after Intermediate Science


Intermediate with science is a prerequisite of joining majority of the technical courses. After completing 12th in science stream, you have plenty of career options left with you. This article outlines some of them.


Students with science background pursue either of the two specialties  - Mathematics specialization or Biology specialization. The third group is of those students that have one of the subjects as necessary and the other as optional. As a science student, you have the advantage of choosing either science or arts degree programs after completing +2. On the other hand, if you are from arts stream, most of the science courses are closed for you. You have, therefore, a variety of options available with you which includes Engineering, Technical Courses, Arts Courses, Bachelor Degree courses, Certificate programs and so on.


Engineering Degree Programs


The primary choice of students completing their intermediate in science stream is none other than Engineering. However, you ought to have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combination to apply for these courses. This program has duration of 4 years and is the most widely sought after degree in India. The popular specializations in this program are Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science, Telecommunications, aeronautical, Chemical and so on.

It is of 3 types,
  1. B Tech (Bachelor of Technology)
  2. B Arch (Bachelor of Archeology)
  3. B E (Bachelor of Engineering)


Medical courses


If your specialization subject is Biology, you are legally equipped to pursue medical courses. Few short duration courses are exceptions to this rule.

Top medical courses available after completing +2 can be summed up as follows,


  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery)
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  • B Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • BOT (Occupational Therapy)
  • BSc Nursing
  • BPT (Physiotherapy)
  • BHMS (Homeopathy Medicine)
  • BAMS (Ayurvedic Medicine)
  • BUMS (Unani Medicine)
  • Other courses such as Dental Hygiene, Sanitary Inspector, Radiography, Lab Technician and so on.


Graduation Degree Programs


As in arts discipline, Science also has 3 years bachelors degree programs in various streams such as Physics, Biotech, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Electronics, Applied Sciences, Statistics, Life Sciences, Agriculture, Geology and so on. You can latter choose to expand your degree by choosing more targeted study courses.


Technical and Certificate Courses


Intermediate with science is a gateway to enter into the world of technology.  You can choose any technical degree of graduate level depending on your inclination. Engineering has already been discussed in detailed.

The other popular options before you are as follows,


  • BCA (Bachelor in Computer Application)
  • Advanced Diploma in Digital Film Making
  • Advanced Diploma in VFX
  • Forensic Science
  • Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Geology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Sugar Technology
  • Textile Technology
  • Fishery and so on.


Arts Related Courses


As already stated, a science student can change his stream and choose one of the arts subjects for his further study. This gives him access to some attractive courses such as Animation, Hospitality, Mass Communications, Fashion Designing, Interior Decoration, Hotel Management and so on. To see the full list of courses you can take after 12th, arts please visit Career Options after Intermediate Arts. This article lists the best options available after +2 in arts which is also applicable if you are from science stream.