Sciences Po and UBC Dual Degree program

For the Dual Degree program you are required to complete a minimum of 157-160 credits. These credits comprise 192 ECTS (96 UBC credits) completed at Sciences Po (L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) at one of its three regional campuses in Menton, Reims, or Le Havre, and 61-64 credits of coursework, depending on the option, completed at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Each institution manages its own degree requirements.

Degree requirements

The 61-64 credits administered by UBC Sauder include the credits required by the BCom core and the credits required for the option you choose. A minimum of 61 credits of COMM/COHR courses must be taken to meet BCom requirements. 

Year 1 at Sciences Po

A total of 102 ECTS (51 UBC credits) including:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Calculus I*
  • Literature
  • Electives: including social sciences, languages, further economics and literature electives

*If you do not have advanced placement or international baccalaureate credit for UBC MATH 100 you must take Calculus I. If you have MATH 100 credit you will be placed in the appropriate math course at Sciences Po.

Specific requirements will vary depending on your choice of regional campus. See Le Havre, Menton, and Reims websites for details.

Year 2 at Sciences Po

A total of 90 ECTS (45 UBC credits) including:

  • Electives: including social sciences, languages, further economics and literature electives

Specific requirements will vary depending on your choice of regional campus. See Le Havre, Menton, and Reims websites for details.

Years 3 and 4 at the UBC Sauder School of Business

A total of 61-64 UBC credits depending on your choice of option:

Accounting
Business Technology Management
Entrepreneurship
Finance
General Business Management
Marketing
Operations and Logistics
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Real Estate

Minor in Arts, double options, and the Sustainability concentration

It is possible to complete a Minor in Arts, however, it may delay your graduation. Most minors require completion of 30 credits with at least 18 upper-level credits taken within the subject area of the minor. You may be able to complete this requirement by using 12 lower-level credits taken at Sciences Po with 18 upper-level credits taken in the Faculty of Arts at UBC.

Consider completing a second option in International Business (IB) as courses taken at Sciences Po can count toward language and international studies requirements, and the international experience component of IB will be met by your time studying in France. Depending on the courses you take at Sciences Po, you may be required to complete additional courses at UBC to be eligible. If you wish to pursue a second option in another subject area, you will be required to complete an additional 12-15 credits. 

To complete the Sustainability concentration you must complete an additional 9-12 credits.  

Continuation requirements

You must meet each institution’s continuation requirements, however, only those credits administered by the specific institution will apply towards that institution’s continuation policies.

Sciences Po - Academic regulations  

UBC - Academic regulations  

Graduation

In order to receive both degrees, you must fulfill the individual program requirements for each institution’s specific degree. You will graduate from each institution only when you have completed the requirements for both programs. You may attend the convocation ceremonies of each institution and you will receive two parchments:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of British Columbia, and
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sciences Po

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