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Advertising Major

Advertising majors at Seaver College study a variety of subjects including creative copywriting, multimedia design, digital and non-digital media planning and buying, consumer behavior research, advertising strategy, campaign development, digital strategy, digital analytics, and managerial techniques. Our unique major is only one of a few universities nationwide offering an extensive program in advertising.

Advertising Degree

Advertising is a key form of marketing communication, as it is one of the most important ways companies and organizations inform the public about a product, brand, service, and idea and promote them strategically. Our advertising majors learn about product, service, and idea advertising; supporting nonprofit organizations, and making high-stakes marketing decisions.

What Advertising Grads Are Doing

Data collected from the 2022 class within six months of graduation.



Employed Full-Time or Part-Time


Admitted to Graduate School


Total Settled Graduates

Why Pepperdine

Pepperdine Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States. We are a Christian university where students grow in knowledge and character. As a liberal arts institution, we focus on providing rich opportunities for intellectual and spiritual exploration for students with a diverse community.



Located in Malibu, CA


13:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio


80% of Students Participate in an International Program


120,000 + Alumni Network

Student Opportunities

Learning Beyond the Classroom

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.

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.

Internships for Communication Majors

Our Internship programs allow students to gain career experience in advertising, communication, integrated marketing communication, journalism, public relations, screen arts, and sports administration. Students work in a professional capacity within major media companies, advertising agencies, PR firms, nonprofit agencies and within private companies, applying academic knowledge in a professional environment.

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.

Advertising Student Testimonials


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Contact Us

Communication Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: CCB 206


Sarah Stone Watt
Divisional Dean & Professor of Communication

Lori Miller
Office Manager

Sara Fernandez
Technology Liaison