B.A., the 13th to 14th-year academic period, is a crucial one for every Pakistani student. B.A is the minimum threshold in Pakistan to secure a good government job or to obtain a good job. Choosing the bachelor’s or B.COM subject is quite important; it will decide your career for university-level higher studies.
The best part about the bachelor of arts and the bachelor of commerce is the feasibility for anyone. Even if you pursued the Fsc degree or the ICS during the 11th and 12th degrees, you could still change the line by opting for the Bachelors of arts or bachelors of commerce. It is a game-changer for many students, and they take it as an opportunity to change their lives.
For example, if someone wants to join the civil services or become a lawyer, he will choose B.An instead of going for B.S. Secondly, those interested in accounting and finance might go for the bachelor’s of commerce even after ICS or FSc.
B.A. and B.com are often opted by those students who were doing F.A for the intermediate degree. You can either do these degrees from a government college or do it privately. You only need to fill a form and wait for the exams for the private papers. Many colleges are preparing students privately for B.A and B.com.
A majority of Pakistani students opt for simple B.A with general subjects, to pursue a professional M.A. degree in universities.
Subjects Lists of B.A in Pakistan.
The most important compulsory subject of B.A in Pakistan is the English language. Many people find it really difficult and they tend to hire tutors to pass the English language.
The compulsory subject of B.A part 1.
The compulsory subjects of B.A part 1 is as follows.
- A. English 1
- Islamic studies for B.A.
- Pakistan studies for B.A.
Compulsory subjects of B.A part 2.
- A. English 2.
English 1 and 2 comprise almost two or three books of English. Islamic studies can also opt-in English or Urdu. The same goes for Pakistan studies; students can choose whichever medium of the language they want for the compulsory subjects except for English. However, we believe it is better to opt for the English medium as it will reinforce the English compulsory.
The optional and elective subjects of the B.A in Pakistan.
Now, the next thing to do is to select the optional and elective subjects. Students are supposed to pick two elective e subjects and one optional; subject. The difference between optional and elective subjects is the marks.
For each elective subject, the marks are 200; a paper A will be attempted in B.A part 1 and paper B is attempted in part 2 for each elective subject. There will be a single 100 marks paper for the optional subject, which will be attempted in the B.A part 2 only.
- English literature.
- Islamiat elective.
- Arabic language.
- Fine arts.
- Essentials of home economics.
- Social work.
- International relations.
- Political science.
- Women’s studies.
- Applied psychology.
- Physical education.
Every student is supposed to take two elective subjects from this list and one optional. For example, they can go for English literature and journalism as the elective subjects. For the optional, they can pick Urdu or Persian. There are no restrictions you can combine different subjects. However, you must ensure that the elective subjects are potential ones, such as stats, political science, English literature, or fine arts.
What can I do after B.A in Pakistan?
You can do a number of things, but your career path will depend on the elective subjects you will choose for the B. A or B.com. Do not worry, there are several options, and you will not be lost, as many people will make you think while you will opt for the B.A. Most girls go for B.A., but in Pakistan as the rural region is underdeveloped and B. A is the only easy thing to do in those circumstances.
You can opt for the following careers after B.A.
- Mass communication.
- Political scientist.
- Social sciences researcher.
- Language teacher.
- Media person.
B.com subject list.
The compulsory subject for B.com is the same as B.A; however, the difference lies in the elective and the optional subjects. Anyone who opts for B.com needs to select two electives and an optional subject.
The following subjects are available in the list for part 1.
- Business statistics and mathematics.
- Computer application in business.
- Financial accounting.
- Introduction to business.
- Lieu of Islamic studies for non-muslims
- Functional English
- Money, banking, and finance Islamic studies.
For B.com part 2.
- Advanced financial accounting.
- Business taxation.
- Cost accounting.
- Economics of Pakistan.
- Business law.
- Business communication and report writing.
What can I do after B.com?
After B.com you can go for several different opportunities. You can go for the following options with B.com. The careers mentioned below are not the only option to choose for the career line; a B.Com degree holder can opt for LLB or other professions as well. There are different options; however, you should only focus on your interest.
- Financial risk management.
- Business accounting and taxation.
- Digital marketing.
Both B.A and B.com are decisive in the career of a Pakistani student. You can go for different careers after these degrees. You need to focus on the optional and elective subjects. These subjects will help you decide the career path in the future. The only thing that matters is passion; you should know why you are opting for these subjects.