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Interpersonal Communication Sequence

Few encounters in life are as mysterious, wonderful and perplexing as exchanging information with another person.  Those who study interpersonal communication know this to be true, and they are dedicated through research and teaching to helping students who want to become counselors, family specialists, human services professionals and teachers.

Indeed, a Pepperdine degree in interpersonal communication equips graduates with the skills necessary to enter a variety of professions in which the ability to analyze communication patterns and propose solutions to enhance the exchange of meaning between people is vitally important.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Sarah Stone Watt
Dean & Associate Professor of Communication

Esther O'Connor
Office Manager

Sara Fernandez
Technology Liaison

Communication Division Minors

Our division offers a number of minors to compliment your major. Please explore the following:

Certificate in Conflict Management

Our Undergraduate Certificate in Conflict Management (CCM) is a professional certification offered through the Communication Division of Seaver College and the Straus Institute of Pepperdine's Caruso School of Law. It is a one-year program beginning each Fall semester continuing through the Spring term.

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Academic Catalog

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Communication Division