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Communication Division

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. 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. 

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Student Opportunities for Communication Majors

 Real-World Experiences

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

Explore your opportunities

 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

 Internships for Communication Majors

Communication internship programs provide opportunities for students studying journalism, organizational communication, public relations, and telecommunication to work in a professional capacity with newspapers, radio and television stations, and advertising and public relations agencies. 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 earned degrees from the Communication Division at Seaver College. Learn about our honor societies and a few notable Pepperdine alumni who are making a difference.

See our students

 Communication Careers

Intercultural Communication

  • International business representative
  • Human resources and development trainer
  • Human resources consultant
  • Diversity consultant
  • Graduate study in communication, business, cultural studies, and education
  • Public relations specialist
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Diplomat
  • Study abroad coordinator
  • International programs director for universities

Interpersonal Communication

  • Sales representative/customer service agent
  • Social media/marketing coordinator
  • Insurance or real estate agent
  • Recruiter
  • Ministry professional
  • Mental health, social work, child welfare, career counselor
  • Hotel and hospitality manager
  • Human resources, employee relations, and benefits coordinator
  • Human rights officer
  • Non-profit professional/community affairs liaison
  • Meeting and event planner/activity director

Organizational Communication

  • Organizational manager
  • Organizational analyst
  • Employee relations coordinator
  • Human resources manager
  • Director of corporate philanthropy
  • Corporate trainer
  • Communication director
  • Communication consultant
  • Negotiator or corporate mediator
  • Nonprofit organization director

Rhetoric and Leadership

  • Lawyer
  • Political consultant/speech writer
  • Director of communications
  • Development specialist
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Public or human relations specialist
  • Teacher/professor
  • Minister
  • Grant writer/technical writer
  • Radio or television careers

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

Students at the control booth in the NewsWaves studio
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

Sarah Stone Watt
Divisional Dean & Associate Professor of Communication

Lori Miller
Office Manager