Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASC) : "Environment, Society and Sustainability", Dual Degree with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

A Course at the Intersection of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences

In the academic year 2020-2021, Sciences Po will be offering a new dual degree in liberal arts and earth sciences, devised in partnership with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA).

Educational Objectives

This interdisciplinary programme, entitled “Environment, Society and Sustainability”, centres on a study of the interactions between human activity and biodiversity. The objective is to measure the ecological impact of life in today’s society and to work towards solutions for limiting that impact.

The course invites students to explore issues surrounding the preservation of biodiversity and natural resources, as well as the prospect of a bioeconomy reconciling economic prosperity and respect for the environment.

Within the framework of such questions, students pursue a programme of teaching in life sciences, humanities, and the social sciences. These interdisciplinary classes, devised by academics of both institutions and covering topics as varied as sustainable agriculture or the history and politics of plants, constitute a genuine educational innovation of this course.

Upon completion of four years of study, one of which is conducted abroad, students are awarded a Bachelor in Life Sciences from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) from Sciences Po.

Structure of the Programme

The first two years of the programme pair the core teaching of the Sciences Po Undergraduate College provided on the Reims Campus, with classes in the sciences, taught by the URCA. Classes take place at both institutions.

The third year abroad is conducted at an international partner university of either Sciences Po or the URCA. Within this framework of mobile study, students are still obliged to adhere to their course obligations in both the sciences and liberal arts.

The fourth year is principally devoted to deepening scientific teaching at the URCA, complemented by interdisciplinary classes offered by either university.

This course demands a strong investment in terms of personal work and study time.

Depending on their professional plans, graduates of the course may choose to pursue further study within a Master’s programme at Sciences Po, at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, or else on another programme in France or abroad.


All queries may be addressed to Nicolas Benvegnu.

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