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Liberal Arts Major

Program Overview

School: Seaver College
Location: Malibu

Our liberal arts degree consists of a diverse multiple-subject program organized around a cohesive academic plan. Designed to prepare students academically, socially, and culturally, the liberal arts degree program facilitates a well-rounded knowledge base by drawing from all seven major academic disciplines.

Liberal Arts Degree

Our liberal arts major program provides a cross-disciplinary academic degree for students interested in cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the liberal arts or pursuing a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

"The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest." —Barbara M. White, Mills College

Student Opportunities

Our Curriculum

The liberal arts major is designed to give a comprehensive background evenly distributed among all disciplines: fine arts; language; religion, philosophy, and culture; history; English composition and literature; social science; human development; mathematics; and natural science.
The program includes three education courses for teacher education students. Liberal arts majors with other career goals may select from these or different courses to complete degree requirements. If students are interested in a single subject credential, a concentration in the single subject is suggested. All credential candidates will be required to take the CSET examination.

Students may choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Fine arts (art, music, or theatre emphasis)
  • Human development (family studies, psychology, or sociology emphasis)
  • Language (Spanish, literature, or writing and rhetoric emphasis)
  • Social science (history or social science emphasis)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Sports medicine/physical education

Multiple-Subject Alumni in the Field

Student Testimonials


Contact Us

Humanities & Teacher Education
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

P: 310.506.4225
F: 310.506.7307
Office: CAC 300

Michael G. Ditmore
Divisional Dean & Professor of English

Geneva Moore
Office Manager

Terence Anderson
Technology Liaison