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

A programme at the intersection of liberal arts and life sciences

Introduced at the start of the 2020 academic year, Sciences Po now offers an undergraduate dual degree in liberal arts and life sciences, devised in partnership with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA).

Educational Objectives

This dual degree is, first and foremost, a programme combining Bachelor’s level study of life sciences at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and of the humanities and social sciences at Sciences Po.

The genuine educational innovation of this programme lies in its interdisciplinary classes, which are jointly designed by researchers at both institutions.

Entitled “Environment, Society and Sustainability”, the dual degree centres on  study of the interaction between human activity and biodiversity. Its goal 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.

Upon completion of four years of study, one of which is spent 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.

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 programme 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.

Upon completion of four years of study, one of which is spent 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.

Programme structure

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

The third year abroad is spent studying at one of Sciences Po’s or the URCA’s partner universities internationally. While abroad, students are required to take classes meeting their course requirements 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 at either university.

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

Depending on their professional plans, graduates of the programme 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.

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