This programme includes:
- Study of scientific disciplines, principally earth sciences and life sciences, at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), University of Paris and at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne;
- Study of the humanities and social sciences (principally law, economics, history, political humanities, sociology, and political science) with an interdisciplinary major (Economics and Societies, Political Humanities, or Politics and Government) at Sciences Po;
- An intersecting and informed consideration of major contemporary challenges, such as responses to climate change, ecological transition and bioethics, by way of interdisciplinary teaching in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, collaboratively led by Sciences Po and its partner universities.
The objective of this degree is to allow for dialogue between disciplines, so that students can gain the conceptual as well as methodological tools necessary to confront the problems of today’s society in the hope of proposing solutions.
The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences presents learning through research, challenge and problem-solving, accompanied by interactive teaching based on fieldwork and simulations.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
This programme takes place in one of the two dual degrees open from September 2020:
- on the Paris campus, in partnership with the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), University of Paris in humanities, social sciences and earth sciences, in “Politics of the Earth”;
- on the Reims campus, in partnership with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, in humanities, social sciences and life sciences, on the theme of “Environment, society and sustainability”.
Coming in September 2021: two new courses on the Paris campus in partnership with the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Paris:
- “Algorithms and Decisions” in mathematics, computer science and social sciences;
- “Politics of living beings and identities” in life sciences and social sciences.
The first two years of the programme pair the core teaching of the Sciences Po Undergraduate College with courses in the sciences taught by the partner university. These are complemented by interdisciplinary courses taught at the respective institutions.
The third year is conducted abroad at one of either institution’s partner universities.
The fourth year is principally devoted to more advanced teaching of the social and natural sciences at the partner institutions.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates may choose to pursue further study within a Master’s programme at Sciences Po, at the partner university, or by enrolling on another programme in France or abroad.