Sciences Po

Sciences Po

Dual BA Program students will earn a Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences from Sciences Po, and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. Below is an overview of the academic program students will follow to obtain their degrees. Course information is available in the Sciences Po Grand Syllabus.

Year 1

  • Students arrive at Sciences Po’s campuses in Le Havre, Menton, and Reims to participate in the Welcome Program prior to the start of classes, including meetings with the academic and administrative leadership for orientation and other advising matters.
  • Students begin classes following the curriculum and requirements established for the Collège Universitaire.

Year 2

  • Students will meet with their Columbia University academic advisor to discuss how to best select elective courses based on their predicted choice of major at Columbia.
  • Students complete their Collège Universitaire core, major, and elective requirements at their campus.

Year 3

  • Students arrive at Columbia and receive their Entrance Credit Report (ECR), which lists their transfer credits.
  • Students meet with their advisors and learn which of the core requirements have been fulfilled by their Sciences Po coursework.
  • Students declare a major and meet with their department’s director of undergraduate studies to determine which major requirements have been fulfilled by their Sciences Po coursework.
  • Students begin classes, working toward meeting core and major requirements not fulfilled by transfer credit.

Year 4

  • Students complete their core and major requirements and participate in the Class Day and Commencement graduation ceremonies at Columbia.