Two Colleges, Two Degrees, Four Years 
gs.columbia.edu/sciences-po
Beyond Study Abroad 
The Dual BA Program offers a global 
undergraduate educational experience — 
a program with an intern...
History of Columbia University 
1754 Founded as King’s College, the first college in New York 
State and fifth in America....
Columbia 
Four Undergraduate Colleges 
The Columbia undergraduate population 
consists of students from four colleges. 
• ...
Columbia 
Four Undergraduate Colleges 
Columbia College: Liberal arts college dedicated to providing a 
traditional, four-...
Columbia 
School of General Studies 
Liberal arts college for students following a 
nontraditional academic path to a trad...
History of Sciences Po 
1872 Founded by education reformer and intellectual Emile Boutmy as 
L’École Libre des Sciences Po...
Academics 
Freshman and Sophomore Years – Sciences Po 
Sciences Po Core Curriculum – grounded in the social sciences 
• Ec...
Field Work 
Required Internship 
Service and Support Experience in Public and Private Organizations 
• Completed after fir...
Campuses 
Seven Undergraduate Campuses 
• Academic focus on different regions of 
the world 
• Small-school environment, w...
Le Havre 
City Overview 
• Located in Normandy 
• Largest deep-water ocean port 
in France 
• Population: 180,000 
• Recon...
Le Havre 
Euro-Asia Program 
• 250 Students 
• 32 Nationalities represented 
• Campus inaugurated in 2007 
Region-Specific...
Academics - Le Havre 
Required Courses (Year 1, Fall) 
• Introduction to Law 
• Microeconomics 
• Introduction to Sociolog...
Menton 
City Overview 
• Located in the Côte d’Azur 
• Nicknamed “The Pearl of France” 
• Population: 30,000 
• Inhabited ...
Menton 
Middle East & Mediterranean Program 
• 250 Students 
• 46 Nationalities represented 
• Campus inaugurated in 2005 ...
Academics - Menton 
Required Courses (Year 1, Fall) 
• History of the 19th Century 
• Microeconomics 
• Comparative Politi...
Reims 
City Overview 
• Located in the Champagne-Ardenne 
region 
• Population: 188,000 
• History dates back to 80 BCE 
•...
Reims 
Transatlantic Program 
• 500 Students 
• 37 Nationalities represented 
• Campus inaugurated in 2010 
Region-Specifi...
Academics - Reims 
Required Courses (Year 1, Fall – Transatlantic Program) 
• Law in a World of Multiple Legal Orders 
• M...
Reims 
Euro-Africa Program 
• 170 Students 
• 21 Nationalities represented 
• Program inaugurated in 2011 
Region-Specific...
Academics - Reims 
Required Courses (Year 1, Fall – Euro-Africa Program) 
• Introduction to Contemporary History 
• Microe...
Academics 
Junior and Senior Years – Columbia 
Columbia Core Curriculum – designed to develop skills in writing and 
criti...
Academics 
Majors 
• More than 70 majors are offered by 
Columbia’s academic departments – a list is 
available on the Dua...
Student Life 
Student Services 
• Each campus at Sciences Po offers 
personalized student services, advising, 
and health ...
Student Life 
Campus Life – Sciences Po 
• Close-knit student body, with each campus 
numbering no more than 500 students....
Student Life 
Campus Life – Columbia 
• 29,000 students (8,000 undergraduates) 
• Over 500 clubs and student organizations...
Student Life 
Career Services 
• Dual BA Program students, like all Sciences Po 
graduates, will have guaranteed admission...
Admissions 
Application Deadline 
January 2 – all applicants 
Transcripts 
• Secondary school transcripts 
• International...
Admissions 
Letters of Recommendation 
Two academic letters of recommendation 
are required. 
Essays 
• Why the Dual BA Pr...
Admissions 
Committee Considerations 
• Potential for academic success 
• Fit with the Dual BA Program 
o Choice of Scienc...
Financing Your Education 
Tuition and Fees 
Years 1 and 2 – Sciences Po 
• Dual BA Program students will pay the 
Sciences...
Financing Your Education 
Financial Aid 
Sciences Po 
• Institutional scholarships 
• French government aid 
Columbia 
• I...
Financing Your Education 
Financial Aid 
• Sciences Po will determine a student’s eligibility for 
scholarships and other ...
Financing Your Education 
Federal Aid 
• Complete the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov 
•...
Contact Us 
• Phone: (212) 854-2772, (800) 895-1169 
• Email: spo-dualba@columbia.edu 
• Website: gs.columbia.edu/sciences...
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Find out more about the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, which offers a select group of highly qualified students the chance to study for two years in France at Sciences Po and two years in New York City at Columbia while earning two bachelor’s degrees, one from each institution.

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  • - The Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po is a joint partnership between two elite educational institutions where students within the program are fully-fledged members of both university communities for all four years, regardless of whether they are in France or in New York. This program, in effect, turns the traditional junior year abroad on its head, and gives its students a broad base of knowledge in the social sciences at Sciences Po in their first two years, then returns them to Columbia for their Junior and Senior years to choose from one of over 70 undergraduate liberal arts majors. Students within the Dual BA Program are completely integrated into the undergraduate student body on both sides of the Atlantic, sharing the classroom with all of their peers both at Sciences Po and Columbia. This is a program that really speaks to the positive side of globalization, helping its students to truly embrace their roles as citizens of our increasingly shrinking world.
  • I would like to share a little history about both Columbia University and Sciences Po, starting with Columbia. King’s College, as Columbia was originally known, was founded in 1754 – It is the oldest college in New York State and fifth oldest in the United States overall. After the end of the Revolutionary War in 1786, the name was changed to Columbia College to honor Christopher Columbus and to celebrate the birth of the new nation. After the end of the Civil War in 1864, the College began adding on programs at the graduate level, and became Columbia University.

    How many people here have ever visited the Columbia University campus? And how many have been to New York City before? For those of you who have been to campus previously, you know that we are located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in northern Manhattan, but Columbia was originally located at the bottom of Manhattan, where Trinity Church is now, very close to Wall Street and the World Trade Center site. In the mid-1800’s, Columbia moved from Lower Manhattan, to the Rockefeller Center area, where it remained for the next forty years. Finally, in 1897, University President Seth Low, for whom the iconic Low Library is named, moved the university to our current home in Morningside Heights. The Columbia campus was designed to be an urban academic village. In 2004, the university celebrated its 250th anniversary and is today know as one of the world’s leading research centers, with a diverse and widely known roster of alumni.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • The four undergraduate schools at Columbia, as you can see here are: Columbia College, the School of General Studies, the Fu Foundation – School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Barnard College. Columbia College is the undergraduate school at the university that offers a liberal arts education to students following a traditional four year undergraduate path. This is usually the school that people think of when considering applying to Columbia University as an undergraduate student while they are in their senior year of high school.

    The School of General Studies, on the other hand, is the undergraduate school at the university that offers a liberal arts undergraduate experience for students following a nontraditional educational path. This includes students within the Dual BA Program.

    The Fu Foundation is the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For students looking to study any kind of engineering or applied mathematics or physics, the Fu Foundation is the school to which you would apply at Columbia.

    Finally, Barnard College is technically an affiliate of Columbia University, and is a liberal arts college for women following a traditional four-year undergraduate path. Barnard was founded at a time when the Ivy League was still open to only men and was, at the time, the sister school to Columbia College, where women could receive the same liberal arts education available to men. When Columbia College went-co-ed in the early 1980’s, Barnard decided to maintain a separate identity and continue in their mission to offer a rigorous liberal arts education to young women.

  • I’d like to take a few minutes to talk a little bit more about the School of General Studies, as GS is the school that houses all of the nontraditional undergraduate student programs at Columbia. We define a nontraditional student, unsurprisingly, in many different ways. At GS, nontraditional students include: students who have taken a break from their education or who must attend classes part-time for one reason or another, students completing a second bachelor’s degree and students enrolled in a dual or joint BA program. By virtue of the fact that students within the Dual BA program will be completing two bachelors degrees in the time it takes most students to complete one, this makes them nontraditional students. At GS we also have a Joint BA Program with List College, at the Jewish Theological Seminary where students are enrolled concurrently at both institutions, again, earning two degrees in four years. As I mentioned before, each school at Columbia is administratively separate, which means that we all have our own admissions, financial aid and advising offices, but students within all four undergraduate schools take all of their courses together, so there are no classes that are only for CC students or only for GS students. Does anyone have any questions about the School of General Studies before we move on?
  • Now for some background on Sciences Po. Before hearing about this program, who had heard of Sciences Po previously? OK, well Sciences Po was originally founded in 1872 after the end of the Napoleonic Wars by Emile Boutmy, who was a French political scientist and sociologist. Boutmy saw a need for a forum for training the next generation of French political leaders and founded L’Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques to address this need. You can see how the modern nickname, Sciences Po is shortened from the phrase Sciences Politiques. After the end of WWII, Charles de Gaulle incorporated Sciences Po into the French public university system, adding it to the roster of the Grandes Ecoles, and changing the name to L’institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. The nickname

    Today, Sciences Po is known throughout France and Europe on the whole as an institution that offers the highest level of training in the social sciences. Sciences Po counts among its alumni the three most recent French Presidents, 10 of the last 18 Prime Ministers, Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who also studied at Columbia as a Fulbright Scholar, and the heads of dozens of leading French businesses such as Societé Génerale, Carrefour and Air France.
  • While at Sciences Po, students will take classes in seven core areas: Economics, History, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology and foreign languages. The courses a student takes while at Sciences Po during their first two years are treated as transfer credit once they arrive back to Columbia.  These courses are generally able to fulfill the majority of a student’s Columbia Core requirements, which is how the program is able to be completed in four years. Each semester, students study together in three core courses that are taught lecture style, while the rest of their courses are more seminar-style classes that are broken out into smaller groups.
  • While at Sciences Po, students will take classes in seven core areas: Economics, History, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology and foreign languages. The courses a student takes while at Sciences Po during their first two years are treated as transfer credit once they arrive back to Columbia.  These courses are generally able to fulfill the majority of a student’s Columbia Core requirements, which is how the program is able to be completed in four years. Each semester, students study together in three core courses that are taught lecture style, while the rest of their courses are more seminar-style classes that are broken out into smaller groups.
  • In the last ten to twelve years, Sciences Po launched six regional campuses as part of their undergraduate program in locations all over France, in addition to their flagship campus in Paris. These campuses each have their own distinct culture and flavor, because each campus takes their academic focus from a different geographic and cultural region of the world. What this means is that, depending on the Sciences Po campus at which you are studying, the Sciences Po courses I discussed a moment ago will turn an eye toward that campus’ region of focus. I will go into more detail about the three campuses that are part of the Dual BA Program in a moment, but a few general things to know are that each of the Sciences Po regional campuses are very small and closely knit. There are fewer than 300 students on each of these campuses, but, of those 300 students, half of them will hail from the region of focus and half will come from France or other international locations. The reason that the Dual BA Program is only available on three of the seven campuses is because the Le Havre, Menton and Reims campuses all offer their coursework on an English language track, as well as the French language track. This means that, while students must take classes in French if they are not already fluent, proficiency in French is NOT a prerequisite for admission to the Dual BA Program, so if you are a student who is not fluent in French, you are still eligible for admission to the program.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • One thing that sets Columbia University apart from other Ivy League Schools is the way our undergraduate schools are constructed. There are four undergraduate colleges at Columbia, and each serve a different population of students. While they are completely academically integrated, administratively, each of the four schools operate separately to better serve each of their own students’ needs.
  • Once students have completed their first two years on campus at Sciences Po, they then come back to the US for years three and four at Columbia. As I mentioned before, the majority of their core coursework will be completed at Sciences Po, but there will be a few classes such as natural sciences, college writing, literature, and art and music humanities, that they will need to take at Columbia before starting on their major. Students may also need to take some prerequisites, depending on their major at Columbia.
  • Speaking of majors, Columbia offers over 70 liberal arts majors, all of which are open to students in the Dual BA Program. One thing that I do want to mention is that, for students thinking about pursuing a major well outside the area of the social sciences, or for majors that require more than 40 credits to complete, a student may need to take summer courses or spend an additional semester at Columbia – this would most likely be the case for a major in something like the natural sciences, as those courses are not offered at all at Sciences Po. We definitely recommend that students take a look at our website and take note of how many credits the major they intend to pursue requires. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be a biology major or an astrophysicist, but it might take a few more classes to get you there. Does anyone have any questions about the academics of the Dual BA Program?
  • – Student life at each of the Dual BA campuses is as varied as the campuses themselves. The campus directors and deputy directors are all truly fantastic administrators who are extremely responsive to the needs of their students – one of the benefits of having such a small student body at each campus. The directors of each campus act as the academic advisors for their students, and each have an open-door policy if students need anything outside of the classroom during the academic year.

    In addition to having open access to the administration while at Sciences Po, students within the program will also be able to communicate with their Columbia academic advisor during their first two years in France. My colleague Kay, who is the academic advisor for all Dual BA Program students, visited each of the campuses in France with me and a few other colleagues back in September and met with her advisees individually to discuss the courses they are taking, the major they intend to pursue at Columbia, electives they may want to consider in their second semester and second year, etc. We want students within this program to truly feel as though they are fully part of both universities for all four years, and to know that they have the support of both institutions behind them.
  • Something very important to know about this program, and about Sciences Po in general, is that students who complete a Sciences Po undergraduate degree, whether through the Dual BA Program or Sciences Po’s traditional program are guaranteed admission to one of Sciences Po’s Masters programs in Paris. Sciences Po has 16 different Masters programs that cover the full range of social and political sciences: Economics, International Affairs, Public Policy, Urbanism, Communications, etc. Enrolling in one of these programs after completing the Dual BA Program is simply a matter of filling out a form an arriving in September in Paris. In addition, while in the program and after graduation, students will have access to both the Sciences Po and Columbia career service centers. If you are looking for a summer internship or study program, you will be able to use the resources from both universities to find the right one for you, and both Sciences Po and Columbia students are very highly sought-after by organizations in both the public and private sectors as they near graduation. Finally, you will be part of both global alumni networks, part of the same group as Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Jacques Pepin. Any questions about student life or housing at Columbia?
  • – Now for the information you’ve all been waiting for – the application process. The application for the Dual BA Program is a standalone application, separate from the Common App, and is found on our website, which is listed in your brochure and at the end of our slideshow. It is very important to know that it is not possible to apply for admission to both the Dual BA Program and Columbia College, you do have to choose to apply to one program or the other, so that is something to bear in mind as you decide whether this program is right for you. Once you do decide that the Dual BA Program is right for you, you will need to submit your high school transcripts and standardized test scores, as well as any international graduation exams such as the French Baccalaureat, German Abitur or British O or A Levels.
  • In addition to your transcripts and test scores, we also require two letters of recommendation, which can either be sent via post or uploaded by your recommenders through the application online. There are two essays that we need from you, one autobiographical essay discussing why the Dual BA Program is right for you, and one asking you to reflect on a challenge from your own life, how you overcame that challenge and how you feel the Dual BA Program will prepare you to face similar challenges in the future. Applicants who are considered to be strong candidates for admission to the program will be contacted to schedule interviews with members of the admissions committee in early March.
  • When the admissions committee reads an application, we take a lot of different factors into account. In looking at your transcripts and test scores, we want to see that you are academically ready for a very rigorous program – I won’t lie to you, this is going to be a lot of work, so we want to see from your past grades that you’re up to the challenge. We also want to know whether you are a good fit for the program. For this we look at your own essays and your letters of recommendation to understand what your motivation for studying the social sciences is, what you’re thinking about majoring in at Columbia, what your preference for campus placement is at Sciences Po, and how all three of those factors work together and influence one another. Decisions will be made and sent out to all applicants by April 1st, and we’ll ask that you let us know what your plans are for the fall by May 1st.
  • Tuition and fees for the Dual BA Program are variable based on whether a student is currently in France or here at Columbia. While students are on campus at Sciences Po, they pay Sciences Po tuition which, for students who are not French citizens, is E9,300 per academic year. This converts to approximately $13,000. In years three and four here at Columbia, students pay Columbia tuition, which is approximately $45,000 per academic year. These estimates do not include rent or other living expenses, but it does mean that, averaged out over the course of the four years, the Dual BA program ends up costing far less than a four-year Columbia undergraduate degree.
  • Financial Aid is available for all four years of the Dual BA Program. While Sciences Po, being a French university, is not able to administer Federal financial aid such as Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, Pell Grants and Work Study, students within the Dual BA Program are able to apply for the Emile Boutmy Scholarship and awards for the Boutmy scholarship can range from a small percentage up to full tuition remission at Sciences Po. On the Columbia side, obviously we are able to offer the full range of federal financial aid options that I mentioned before, as well as an institutional scholarship. Scholarship awards for all four years are awarded based on both need and merit. We ask that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as they are in the process of applying for admission to the Dual BA Program. The FAFSA, for anyone who is not familiar with the term, is a form that is completed by students to determine their eligibility for federal financial aid awards (including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study. The FAFSA consists of numerous questions regarding a student's (and their family's) assets, income, and dependency. These are entered into a formula that determines what is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). A number of factors are used in determining the EFC including the household size, income, number of students from household in college, and assets (not including retirement and 401(k) funds).
  • Although Sciences Po is not able to administer federal financial aid for the first two years of the program, we ask that all everyone complete the FAFSA at the time of their application because that information is used by our financial aid team to create an estimated four-year tuition and financial aid package that will be sent to students shortly after they are notified of their admission to the Dual BA Program. This estimated financial aid package will include their Sciences Po and Columbia Scholarship awards, as well as their federal financial aid estimates over the four years of the program. Obviously, if a student’s financial situation changes, that is something our financial aid team is very responsive to, as well.
  • Here on the screen you’ll see the website for the FAFSA, as well as Columbia’s FAFSA code, which you will want to enter as you complete the form online to ensure that the information is sent to us in a timely fashion. Once again, please keep in mind that the FAFSA is an extremely important part of your college application process, as it helps each school to determine your eligibility for the whole range of federal financial aid options. Does anyone have any questions about tuition and financial aid in the Dual BA Program?
  • I want to conclude by thanking you all for taking time out of your day to learn more about the Dual BA Program. Contact information for our offices is listed behind me here, as well as in your brochures. If you have any questions or concerns as you investigate the application process, please feel free to contact our offices. My colleagues and I are happy to try to address any issues that arise. We have a few minutes for any general questions before we wrap up.
  • Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po

    1. 1. Two Colleges, Two Degrees, Four Years gs.columbia.edu/sciences-po
    2. 2. Beyond Study Abroad The Dual BA Program offers a global undergraduate educational experience — a program with an international character not only in its academic coursework but also in its practical application.
    3. 3. History of Columbia University 1754 Founded as King’s College, the first college in New York State and fifth in America. 1786 Name changed to Columbia College to celebrate the new nation. 1864 With the addition of graduate programs, the College becomes Columbia University. 1897 Columbia moves to its current home in Morningside Heights. Today One of the world’s leading research centers, offering a distinctive and distinguished learning environment.
    4. 4. Columbia Four Undergraduate Colleges The Columbia undergraduate population consists of students from four colleges. • Academically, all four colleges share the same professors, classrooms, and degree. • Administratively, each college has its own mission, admits its own students, and serves the needs of its students outside the classroom.
    5. 5. Columbia Four Undergraduate Colleges Columbia College: Liberal arts college dedicated to providing a traditional, four-year undergraduate experience School of General Studies: Liberal arts college dedicated to students following a nontraditional academic path The Fu Foundation: School of Engineering and Applied Science Barnard College: Women’s liberal arts college
    6. 6. Columbia School of General Studies Liberal arts college for students following a nontraditional academic path to a traditional, Ivy League education. At GS, nontraditional students include: • students with work or life experience • students completing a second bachelor’s degree • students enrolled in a dual or joint BA program
    7. 7. History of Sciences Po 1872 Founded by education reformer and intellectual Emile Boutmy as L’École Libre des Sciences Politiques to train French politicians after the demise of Napoleon III 1945 Integrated into the French public education system as L’Institut d’ Études Politiques de Paris, or Sciences Po, by Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle Today One of Europe’s most distinguished universities, with the freedom of a grande école and the resources of a major research university.
    8. 8. Academics Freshman and Sophomore Years – Sciences Po Sciences Po Core Curriculum – grounded in the social sciences • Economics • History • Law • Political Science • Sociology • Proficiency in a foreign language Shared Academic Experience • Each semester, sections of students at each campus will take three core courses together as a group.
    9. 9. Field Work Required Internship Service and Support Experience in Public and Private Organizations • Completed after first year • One month full-time • First-hand participation • France, U.S. or other countries • Exemptions granted • Examples include: • Bank Teller • Salesperson • Caregiver or Camp Counselor • Server/Restaurant Employee
    10. 10. Campuses Seven Undergraduate Campuses • Academic focus on different regions of the world • Small-school environment, with no more than 500 students per campus • Diverse student body o 1/3 from the region of focus o 1/3 from France o 1/3 from other international areas • Academically, all seven colleges share the same two-year social science curriculum. • Classes are conducted in English at the three Dual BA Program campuses
    11. 11. Le Havre City Overview • Located in Normandy • Largest deep-water ocean port in France • Population: 180,000 • Reconstructed after WWII • UNESCO World Heritage site
    12. 12. Le Havre Euro-Asia Program • 250 Students • 32 Nationalities represented • Campus inaugurated in 2007 Region-Specific Courses • Comparative History of Europe and Asia (1789-1910) • Politics and Societies in Northeast Asia • Comparative Constitutionalism: West vs. East • Defense & Security in Eurasia • 20th Century European and Asian History
    13. 13. Academics - Le Havre Required Courses (Year 1, Fall) • Introduction to Law • Microeconomics • Introduction to Sociology • Politics and Societies in South Asia • Quantitative and Mathematical Methods • Literary Humanities Electives • Sports • Arts Languages Offered • Chinese • French* • Hindi • Japanese • Korean
    14. 14. Menton City Overview • Located in the Côte d’Azur • Nicknamed “The Pearl of France” • Population: 30,000 • Inhabited since the Paleolithic Era • Hosts an annual Lemon Festival • Situated between Monaco and Italian border
    15. 15. Menton Middle East & Mediterranean Program • 250 Students • 46 Nationalities represented • Campus inaugurated in 2005 Region-Specific Courses • Language within the Arab Revolution • Turkey and Europe: Entangled Histories • Sociology of the Arab State • Foreign Policy of the Arab States • Introduction to Middle East Law
    16. 16. Academics - Menton Required Courses (Year 1, Fall) • History of the 19th Century • Microeconomics • Comparative Politics and Government • Quantitative Methods • Introduction to the Contemporary Middle East • Dreaming of a Cosmopolitan Sea: The Mediterranean in History • Writing Lab Languages Offered • Classical Arabic* • French*, Spanish, Italian • Hebrew • Turkish • Colloquial Arabic Dialects (Egyptian, Moroccan, Syro-Lebanese)
    17. 17. Reims City Overview • Located in the Champagne-Ardenne region • Population: 188,000 • History dates back to 80 BCE • Cathedral was the traditional site of coronations for French monarchy
    18. 18. Reims Transatlantic Program • 500 Students • 37 Nationalities represented • Campus inaugurated in 2010 Region-Specific Courses • Introduction to Common Law System • Pre & Post Celtic Tiger: The Crisis from an Irish Perspective • Contemporary Issues in U.S. Constitutional Law & Government • 20th Century Comparative History, U.S.-Europe • The Great Britain-U.S. Relationship
    19. 19. Academics - Reims Required Courses (Year 1, Fall – Transatlantic Program) • Law in a World of Multiple Legal Orders • Microeconomics • The History of the West, 1776-1877 • Humanities • Mathematical & Quantitative Methods Electives • U.S. Security & Policy Defense • War & Peace in the Global Village • Literature Languages Offered • French* • Arabic • German • Italian • Spanish
    20. 20. Reims Euro-Africa Program • 170 Students • 21 Nationalities represented • Program inaugurated in 2011 Region-Specific Courses • Geopolitics of Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa • African Short Fiction: An Introduction to Postcolonial Studies • Development Economics: An African Perspective • Government South of the Sahara: Social Politics of Contemporary Africa
    21. 21. Academics - Reims Required Courses (Year 1, Fall – Euro-Africa Program) • Introduction to Contemporary History • Microeconomics • Political Institutions • History of the African Continent • Mathematical & Quantitative Methods • Scientific Humanities Electives • Sport • Arts Languages Offered • French** • Arabic • Portuguese • Swahili
    22. 22. Academics Junior and Senior Years – Columbia Columbia Core Curriculum – designed to develop skills in writing and critical reasoning and introduce students to a broad array of disciplines Core requirements will be fulfilled in part through coursework completed at Sciences Po. Additional requirements: • Writing • Literature – two courses • Music Humanities • Art Humanities • Math & Natural Sciences – three courses • Additional courses may be required depending on the courses taken at Sciences Po
    23. 23. Academics Majors • More than 70 majors are offered by Columbia’s academic departments – a list is available on the Dual BA Program website. • Dual BA Program students may choose to complete any major offered at Columbia. • Courses taken at Sciences Po may be applied toward major requirements, subject to Columbia department approval.
    24. 24. Student Life Student Services • Each campus at Sciences Po offers personalized student services, advising, and health services available through the campus administration. • Dual BA Program students will be assigned a Columbia academic advisor, who will be available for curricular planning throughout your time in the program.
    25. 25. Student Life Campus Life – Sciences Po • Close-knit student body, with each campus numbering no more than 500 students. • Clubs, associations, and athletic activities, as well as organized travel groups. • Campuses in regional centers • Housing – student apartments
    26. 26. Student Life Campus Life – Columbia • 29,000 students (8,000 undergraduates) • Over 500 clubs and student organizations • NCAA Division I athletics, as well as club and intramural sports • Cultural offerings on campus and in New York • Housing – All Dual BA Program students are guaranteed placement in student apartments
    27. 27. Student Life Career Services • Dual BA Program students, like all Sciences Po graduates, will have guaranteed admission to a master’s program at the flagship campus in Paris. • Career services centers at both Sciences Po and Columbia offer career planning assistance. • Numerous internship opportunities in both France and New York, including on Wall Street or at the United Nations. • Job fairs and on-campus recruitment by government agencies and many prominent firms at both Sciences Po and Columbia. • Dual BA Program students will be members of two global alumni networks.
    28. 28. Admissions Application Deadline January 2 – all applicants Transcripts • Secondary school transcripts • International graduation exams Standardized Testing • Applicants from Anglophone high schools: • SAT or ACT scores are required. • Applicants from non-Anglophone high schools: • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required.
    29. 29. Admissions Letters of Recommendation Two academic letters of recommendation are required. Essays • Why the Dual BA Program is the right college experience for you • Reflect on a personal experience Interviews • Applicants will be selected for interviews by the Admissions Committee. • Interviews will be conducted by members of the Admissions Committee representing both Sciences Po and Columbia.
    30. 30. Admissions Committee Considerations • Potential for academic success • Fit with the Dual BA Program o Choice of Sciences Po campus o Motivation to study the social sciences o Interest and motivation for an academic major at Columbia • Decisions will be made by April 1.
    31. 31. Financing Your Education Tuition and Fees Years 1 and 2 – Sciences Po • Dual BA Program students will pay the Sciences Po rate for tuition and fees. Years 3 and 4 – Columbia University • Dual BA Program students will pay the School of General Studies rate for tuition and fees.
    32. 32. Financing Your Education Financial Aid Sciences Po • Institutional scholarships • French government aid Columbia • Institutional scholarships • U.S. federal aid o Grants o Loans o Work-study
    33. 33. Financing Your Education Financial Aid • Sciences Po will determine a student’s eligibility for scholarships and other financial aid during the first two years of the program. • The School of General Studies will determine a student’s eligibility for scholarships and other financial aid during the final two years of the program. • Upon admission, Dual BA Program students will receive a preliminary educational financing package detailing both expected costs and expected financial aid awards.
    34. 34. Financing Your Education Federal Aid • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov • FAFSA code: 002707 • The FAFSA allows schools to determine eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study.
    35. 35. Contact Us • Phone: (212) 854-2772, (800) 895-1169 • Email: spo-dualba@columbia.edu • Website: gs.columbia.edu/sciences-po

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