3/2 Engineering Program 

in Natural Science

Seaver, NS, Academics, Majors/Minors. Engineer-Classroom

Our 3/2 Engineering Programs offers students a foundation for a career in engineering. Students have the opportunity to obtain a BA degree in Natural Science from Pepperdine and a BS degree in engineering from another institution in five years.

Pepperdine's three-year BA curriculum covers the material required for admission to engineering programs at either Washington University School of Engineering or the University of Southern California School of Engineering where students then complete a BS degree after two additional years. Students gain experience for several engineering tracks including chemical, mechanical, electrical, and civil.

Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science

The B.A. in natural science is designed for students who wish to participate in the dual-degree 3/2 Engineering Program. During the first three years at Seaver, students select a track or area of emphasis:

  • Chemical Engineering Track
  • Computer Engineering Track
  • Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering Track

Our 3/2 Engineering Program is designed to:

  • Provide the student with mathematics, chemistry, physics, and computer science courses which serve as the basis for engineering.
  • Provide the student with counseling and advice in building an engineering career.
  • Prepare the student with liberal arts skills and abilities that enhance communication, ethical decision-making, and problem solving.

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Beyond Classes

Natural Science Division Seminar Series

Our Division hosts a seminar series for our undergraduate majors and minors, as well as the greater Pepperdine community.

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Marine Biology at Pepperdine University

Seaver offers a range of courses in marine biology. Because of our Malibu location, we are within five minutes of a variety of marine habitats in the Pacific Ocean, including rocky intertidal and lagoon sites. Laboratory facilities include marine aquaria, and equipment for physiological, ecological, and molecular research on marine organisms.

Learn more about marine biology at Pepperdine

Recommended International Study

The experiences of a summer of study and travel overseas provide an essential dimension of a liberal arts education that can be obtained in no other way. For students in the Natural Science Division, we often recommend summer study abroad experiences for scheduling reasons.

Our international programs are designed to provide any student, regardless of major, the opportunity to study, live, and travel overseas without interrupting other studies or postponing a career. This offers students a unique opportunity to gain both an academic and a personal understanding of other cultures, institutions, and languages. Learn more and check out the Summer Special Interest Programs, such as the 2014 Fiji Medical and Service Mission trip.

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Math Tutoring

The math department offers free tutoring for MATH 103, 104, 140, 141, 150, 151, and 250. Tutoring sessions are held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in RAC 138 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

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Secondary Teaching Credential

Students who plan to teach science in secondary schools should complete the requirements for the bachelor of arts degree and a California Teaching Credential.

Learn more about our teaching credential program

Visit Grunion.org

Seaver's Dr. Karen Martin is the executive director of Grunion.Org. Learn more about her work and research, explore the website, and join the group of scientists, community members, environmental organizations, surfers, and beach workers dedicated to a better understanding of the habits and habitats of beach-spawning grunion, Leuresthes tenuis.

Learn more at Grunion.org 

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