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UBC Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degrees with Sciences Po Program Option

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[Note: This program is no longer accepting new students. The final cohort of students was accepted to begin studies at Sciences Po in 2017W, and they are expected to complete their fourth year of study, at UBC, at the end of the 2020W session (i.e., spring of 2021). This change does not affect the UBC Arts Dual Degree with Sciences Po Program. The following information remains in place for students already enrolled in the program.]

This distinctive program option offers qualified students the opportunity to earn, in one course of study, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sciences Po (L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris). Equivalent in number of credits to five years of study, this program option is earned in four years through intensive study and scheduling.

Students in the Dual Degrees program option take their first two years of study in France at one of the Sciences Po regional campuses and their third and fourth years of study at UBC's Vancouver Campus. At the conclusion of their studies students will earn both a Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts and a UBC Bachelor of Commerce.

Individuals interested in pursuing this program option must apply for admission to the UBC Bachelor of Commerce, and where prompted, select the Dual Degrees with Sciences Po option. Acceptance into the program option will be determined by a Sciences Po–Sauder School Dual Degrees Admissions Committee. Applicants to the program option must meet the approved admission requirements in place at each institution and program including evidence of academic achievement and intellectual readiness. An interview may be required. The Dual Degrees program option is not open to students with a previous degree. Fluency in French is not required.

Successful students are admitted simultaneously to the UBC Bachelor of Commerce and the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in their admission to the Dual Degrees program option will automatically be considered for admission to the UBC Bachelor of Commerce degree program. For consideration to the Sciences Po B.A. program (and not UBC), please contact Sciences Po directly. For more information please see the Dual Degrees program option website.

Degree Requirements

In order to receive both degrees students must ensure the individual program requirements for each institution’s specific degree are fulfilled. Each institution manages its own degree requirements.

For the UBC Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degrees with Sciences Po program option students are required to complete a minimum of 151 to 154 credits. These credits comprise two years of coursework [180 ECTS equivalent to 90 UBC credits] completed at Sciences Po and 61 to 64 credits of coursework (depending on the option) administered by UBC.

The 61 to 64 credits administered by UBC include the credits required by the B.Com. core and the credits specified by the program option. To view the complete set of requirements of the UBC Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degrees program option with Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts, please refer to the Dual Degrees program option website.

Students in the Dual Degrees program option will be registered students at both Sciences Po and UBC simultaneously and must fulfill the applicable registration and tuition requirements throughout their program.

Students must meet each institution’s continuation requirements. However, only those credits administered by the specific institution will apply towards that institution’s continuation policies.


    Students will graduate from each institution only when the program requirements from both programs are completed. Students may attend the convocation ceremonies of each institution. The student will receive two parchments:

  1. UBC, Bachelor of Commerce; and,
  2. Sciences Po, Bachelor of Arts

For further information on the Dual Degrees program option, including information on applying, please see the Dual Degrees program option website.

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