Communication Division | Seaver College | Pepperdine University
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Our Communication Division exposes students to a broad set of theories and practical applications, encouraging them to explore the diverse dynamics of human communication in all contexts.


Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Pepperdine Communications student

Our students learn to tell meaningful stories in prints, video, film, and online in order to educate, inspire, and improve communication. Our undergraduates also complete internships at top companies and media organizations in the nation.

Graduate Programs

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Our graduate programs are small and personal, offering an ideal learning experience if you want to master the art of communicating.

Student Opportunities

Real World Experiences

At Pepperdine we don't just talk about communication; we provide you an opportunity to practice what you're learning. You can begin this learning your freshman year.

Each semester our communication majors write, direct, and produce entertainment television programs in our media and film production studio. Other students host radio programs, compete on our debate team, and participate in writing, editing, and designing our weekly print newspaper and daily online newspaper.

Our experiential learning opportunities encourage you to learn as you experience the "real world." This is experience that not only looks great on a resume, but also puts you ahead of other students when competing for similar jobs.

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Outstanding Student Leaders

Students from all different majors at Seaver College participate in our extracurricular activities, combining their natural talents with their dedication and outstanding work ethics to refine their craft and become proud representatives of their particular programs. We are proud to highlight our wonderful student leaders and showcase their work and dedication to our programs.

Learn about our student leaders


Internship programs permit advertising, journalism, organizational communication, public relations, and telecommunication majors to work in a professional capacity with newspapers, radio and television stations, advertising and public relations agencies, and also with industrial concerns. Students gain field experience at the same time as, and as a part of their academic training.

Internship Fast Facts

Our Students

Thousands of successful professionals and civic leaders have studied Communication at Seaver College. Learn about our Honor Societies and a few notable Pepperdine alumni who are making a difference.

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Student Spotlight

Pepperdine Communication student

Seaver Communication student, Jaime Olaez, discusses the impact of studying abroad on his education at Pepperdine: "It's not often that you find a school that is challenging academically, located in such a prime location, and lets you travel the world with your fellow students who become lifelong friends."

Our Program

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Our faculty hold degrees from America's finest colleges and universities, and many are nationally recognized experts in their fields of research and practice.

Classrooms in the Center for Communication and Business are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. We refresh our teaching and computer labs annually so students learn on the newest equipment and software.

Contact Our Division

Communication Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211
P: (310) 506-4211 | F:(310) 456-3083

Division Office Location: CCB 206
Division Contact and Visit Request Form

Kenneth E. Waters
Divisional Dean & Professor of Journalism

Esther O'Connor
Office Manager

Lance Coert
Technology Liaison

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