two Pepperdine students

Seaver College's Social Science Division prepares students to explore and examine humans and their social, psychological, and political relations and institutions. Each of our separate disciplines--economics, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology--offers its own unique perspective. By bringing together the theory and research from these respective disciplines, students achieve a more comprehensive, complex, and integrated view of humanity.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Pepperdine social science student

Our Social Science Division encourages students to pursue inquiry and research about humans, their social relations, politics, and institutions. Our small class size allows faculty to concentrate on students more individually, while personalizing learning.

Student Opportunities

Social Science student opportunities at Pepeprdine

Student organizations, internships, honor societies, and international study abroad programs enhance student learning at Seaver College. Through hands-on, experiential learning, our students gain valuable skills that prepare them for their careers or graduate work.


Washington, D.C. Program

Pepperdine students at the White House

Various special academic opportunities, including the internship program, provide for supervised fieldwork in political campaigns, mental health agencies, correctional agencies, and business and research institutions. 

Internship Opportunities

Pepperdine student speaker

We encourage students to gain practical experience in some area of international studies through an internship. Pepperdine's Career Services offers local internship opportunities, as does our Washington, DC.. Program. 

Student Spotlight

Pepperdine student Demisse Selassie

As part of the Washington, D.C. program, Pepperdine student Demisse Selassie interned at the White House and gained critical knowledge of global affairs and foreign policy.

International Programs

three Pepperdine students at Stonehenge

More than 60% of students participate in one of Pepperdine's International Programs and they often cite it as one of the highlights of their four years at Seaver College.

Contact Our Division

Social Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4372
P:(310) 506-4372 | F:(310) 506-7271

Division Office Location: APC 201D

Steven V. Rouse
Chair & Professor of Psychology

Robert M. Escudero
Office Manager

Suzan Ton
Administrative Assistant

Christopher Low
Technology Liaison