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Dean's Welcome

Dear prospective students,

Are you considering applying to Sciences Po? Then you are about to embark on an exciting academic and personal adventure.

Sciences Po’s pioneering curriculum is unlike any other in the French higher education system. It offers students a multidisciplinary education in the humanities and social sciences, which is rooted in the realities of the professional world, enriched by rigorous and cutting-edge research, and firmly focused on contemporary issues. The aim of this curriculum is to equip future decision-makers with the skills and expertise they need to determine and protect the public interest.

The Sciences Po Bachelor’s degree is taught on seven campuses across France. It is structured around six core courses (in law, economics, the humanities, history, political science and sociology), complemented by courses in the arts and science disciplines.

Collectively known as the Undergraduate College, this degree programme has a civic and social objective: to allow students to experience the complexity of societies and the world, through an multidisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences.

Structured around a base of core skills and knowledge, the programme demands hard work, enthusiasm, curiosity and intellectual integrity.

Our curriculum is designed to constitute an academic project and journey, which is punctuated by a series of steps. Over the three years of the degree, you will be required to make several different choices: the choice of an interdisciplinary major, the choice of a geographic minor, the choice of a civic engagement and, finally, the choice of a location for your third year abroad. 

Although we will be there to accompany you throughout this journey, its destination will ultimately be for you to determine.

It is our hope that the Sciences Po Bachelor’s degree will open up exciting opportunities and serve you throughout your careers.

On that note, I sincerely hope you choose Sciences Po, and I wish you all every success in your journey with us!

Jeanne Lazarus,

Dean of the Undergraduate College.

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