B.Sc Home Science - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 60,000 / Year

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About B.Sc Home Science

B.Sc in Home Science is a three-year undergraduate program that offers professional knowledge in the field of science which deals with nutrition, health and to bring everyday life in sync with the changing surroundings. The course involves a thorough study of nutrition, health, family, food, hygiene and others which help in maintaining the standard living standards as these parameters are an essential part of a being.

With the standard of living on a rise, home science as a career option is becoming widely popular these days due to its wide application in the field of textile, food, clothing, hygiene, and interior designing. It is now unlike old times when the course was associated with learning exquisite cooking, knitting, and stitching.

To pursue B.Sc in Home Science candidates must possess a scientific approach to appreciate the creativity and aesthetics. Candidates must also possess good communication skills and a positive attitude with a realistic approach and adequate knowledge about health, lifestyle and diet.

B.Sc - Home Science Syllabus

First Year:

English Communication

Fashion Studies

Life Span Development

Environmental Science

Psychology

Sociology

Resource Management

Fundamentals of Food Nutrition & Food Science

Fundamental of Textiles

 

Second Year:

Physical Sciences

Life Sciences

Social Change

Communication Systems

Personal Finance

Personal Finance & Consumer Studies

Nutrition for the Family

Trends in Fashion Industry

English

 

Third Year:

Entrepreneurship Management

Nutrition and Food Science Practicals

Women Issues - Concerns

Mass Media and Communication

Resource and Sustainable Development    

Fashion Practicals

Human Development

Childcare

Practicals

Popular Specializations of B.Sc - Home Science

Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing B.Sc in Home Science, candidates can go for further studies such as M.Sc, M.A., M.Phil in the same field. Once done with research, candidates can apply for jobs in universities and high schools.

The popular B.Sc Home Science job areas are Apparel Houses, Merchandising Centres, Community Development Programs, Fashion Industry, Hotels, Food Industry, Tourist Resorts, Clubs and others.

The popular job profiles for a home science graduate are the following:

  • Chef
  • Nutrition Expert
  • Dietitian
  • Food Analyst/ Critic
  • Baby Care Taker
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher/ Lecturer
  • Assistant Fashion Designer
  • Interior Designer

The salary package for a graduate is between Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh. It also depends on the project/company you are working for. Pursuing a high degree in the field can be more beneficial, needless to say.