Sciences Po and UBC Dual Degree program

Program update

The Sciences Po and UBC Dual Commerce and Arts Degree program has been discontinued at the UBC Sauder School of Business. BCom students currently enrolled in the program can complete their Dual Degree as planned. The last intake of students started the program in September 2017. Prospective students interested in pursuing a Sciences Po and UBC Dual Degree should consider the Dual Degree offered through the UBC Faculty of Arts.

For the Dual Degree program you are required to complete the degree requirements of Sciences Po (L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) at one of its three regional campuses in Menton, Reims, or Le Havre, and the degree requirements of UBC Sauder School of Business. Each institution manages its own degree requirements.

Degree requirements

Year 1 and Year 2 at Sciences Po

Specific requirements will vary depending on your choice of regional campus. See Le Havre, Menton, and Reims websites for details. In addition to meeting Sciences Po degree requirements, you must successfully complete the following courses to meet first year UBC Sauder degree requirements:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Calculus/Advanced Math*

*If you do not have advanced placement or international baccalaureate credit for UBC MATH 100 you must take advanced level MATH at SciencesPo. See the campus website for a listing of Math course. If you have MATH 100 credit you will be placed in the appropriate math course at Sciences Po.

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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