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Physics Major and Minor

The physics major at Seaver College offers a well-balanced curriculum in experimental and theoretical physics that prepares students pursuing careers in science, technology, and similarly quantitative fields as well as those seeking a graduate education in physics, engineering, or environmental science.

Physics Degree

Students in the physics degree program have the opportunity for an undergraduate research experience that involves close collaboration with physics professors.

Physics Minor

Most popular with math majors, our physics minor provides a basic introduction to physics and a foundation for careers requiring a background in mathematics and science. Students minoring in physics must earn between 23 and 24 units by completing four required courses and two additional courses.

What Physics 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

Physics Student Testimonials



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Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
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