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Engineering Major

Our 3/2 engineering degrees offer students a foundation for a career in engineering. Engineering majors have the opportunity to obtain a bachelor of arts degree in natural science from Pepperdine and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from another institution in five years.

Pepperdine's three-year bachelor of arts curriculum covers the material required for admission to engineering programs at either Washington University School of Engineering or University of Southern California School of Engineering where students then complete a bachelor of science degree after two additional years. Students gain experience for several engineering tracks including chemical, mechanical, electrical, and civil.

Natural Science Degree

The bachelor of arts degree in natural science is designed for students who wish to participate in the dual-degree 3/2 engineering program.

During the first three years at Seaver College, students select a track of area of emphasis:

  • Chemical engineering track
  • Computer engineering track
  • Mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering track



Our 3/2 engineering program is designed to:

  • Provide mathematics, chemistry, physics, and computer science courses that serve as the basis for engineering
  • Provide counseling and advice in building an engineering career
  • Prepare the liberal arts skills and abilities that enhance communication, ethical decision-making, and problem-solving

What Natural Science Grads Are Doing

Data collected from the 2021 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

Why Get a Physics and Engineering Degree

One of the most compelling reasons to pursue engineering is the versatility of the major. Companies in a wide variety of industries need talented engineers to design and build their projects and products. This high demand in almost all industries is what makes Pepperdine's 3/2 engineering program so appealing—a natural science degree combined with one of our engineering tracks will give students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed not only in understanding the principles of engineering but also throughout their professional career. Pairing an education in engineering with other relevant courses from Pepperdine's other areas of study, such as mathematics and computer science, prepares students to solve the problems that occur in most professional settings. Depending on the specialization, engineering job opportunities include positions as analysts, designers, managers, and more. Learn more about Pepperdine's engineering major in our undergraduate engineering FAQs.



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Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: RAC 106


Joe Fritsch
Divisional Dean & Professor of Chemistry

Stephanie Adler
Office Manager

Sunni De Lano
Director, NSCP-ISPP

Daphne Green
Lab Manager

Michael Kruel
Associate Lab Manager

Patricia Scopinich
Administrative Assistant