The Dual Degree Program
offered by Sciences Po and the UC Berkeley’s College of Letters & Science

The world’s premiere public university and France’s leading university in the social sciences are pleased to announce an exciting new undergraduate dual degree program.

After successful completion of the program, candidates receive a Sciences Po Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences and Humanities and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science. All graduates of the program will be guaranteed admission into one of Sciences Po’s Master’s programs.

Sciences Po

Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences and has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 140 years. Today, half of Sciences Po’s 13,000 students hail from 150 countries outside France. Why do so many international students choose Sciences Po? Because here, as part of our vibrant, multicultural student community, they will gain a multidisciplinary education and international experience to prepare them for career success – 80 percent of our graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 39 percent start their career abroad. Students also benefit from Sciences Po’s commitment to equal access to higher education. The university offers a range of financial aid options for students of all backgrounds and 30 percent of our students receive scholarship support.

UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is the finest public university in the world. Over 35,000 students attend classes in 14 colleges and schools, and over 350 degree programs are offered. Berkeley is a global campus and is internationally renowned for excellence and pioneering achievements across all disciplines. Students engage with 170 academic departments and programs, and 80 research units. Berkeley’s professors are highly distinguished researchers and scholars — and leading experts in their fields.

The Program

Students in the dual degree program spend their first two years at one of three Sciences Po campuses in France, each with a unique focus and geography. All instruction is offered in English. The last two years of the program are spent on the UC Berkeley campus.

The Campuses

Students admitted to the Sciences Po – UC Berkeley dual degree program choose from one of three Sciences Po campuses for their first two years.

Reims Campus

Located 45 minutes by high-speed rail from Paris, Reims is a Gallo-Roman city and home to the cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned. Reims is also the capital of the Champagne-Ardenne region, world-renowned for its production of champagne. The Reims campus is located in an entirely renovated former Jesuit College. It offers an exceptional study setting combining a historical legacy and modern facilities. This campus hosts undergraduate students enrolled in the Europe-North America and the Europe-Africa undergraduate programs.

Europe-North America Studies Program

  • Focus on relations between Europe and North America
  • Program taught in English with intensive French language study
  • Additional foreign language study in Arabic, Italian, German and Spanish

Europe-Africa Studies Program

  • Focus on Africa and European African relations
  • Bilingual French-English program (French Fluency Required)
  • Additional foreign language study in Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili

Menton Campus

Established in the French Riviera city of Menton in 2005, the campus is located in a 19th century building overlooking the Mediterranean. It brings together international undergraduate students from Europe, the Maghreb, the Middle East and the Gulf, as well as from the United States and Asia. This campus hosts the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean program.

Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies Program

  • Focus on the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Gulf states
  • Program taught in English with intensive French language study
  • Additional foreign language study in Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish

Le Havre Campus

The city of Le Havre is located on the French north coast, in the Normandy region. A World Heritage site, Le Havre has historic links to Asia, since it is the biggest trade port for entry of Asian merchandise in France. The Le Havre campus hosts the Europe-Asia program.

Europe-Asia Studies Program

  • Focus on Europe’s relations with Asia and the dynamics of globalization
  • Program taught in English with intensive French language study
  • Additional foreign language study in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi and Indonesian

UC Berkeley

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Berkeley campus attracts students and visitors from around the world.  The lush and tranquil 1,232-acre campus is scattered with tree groves, landmark architecture, and a flowing creek – all overlooking the San Francisco Bay. There are few campuses in the world that are surrounded by so many possibilities for recreation, culture and entertainment as Berkeley. The campus is just a bridge (or BART train ride) across the bay from San Francisco, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and forward-thinking cities. And it’s just about an hour’s drive from famed Silicon Valley, the beaches of Marin and the vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma valleys.