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Religion and Philosophy Division

At Seaver College, our Religion and Philosophy Division seeks to lead students to a deeper understanding of philosophy and religion, particularly Christianity, with an emphasis on academic rigor and a spirit of genuine inquiry. We offer several undergraduate and graduate level programs with a variety of courses available in Biblical studies and languages, Christian thought, missions, and ministry.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

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Our undergraduate religion and philosophy majors and minors provide students with a fundamental foundation for investigating topics of religion and philosophy while also encouraging students to pursue specialized study in a related area.


Graduate Programs

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We offer three graduate programs for students who wish to pursue careers in ministry or academia. Students choose their specializations and come from a variety of religious backgrounds. We structure our courses around principles of non-denominational Christian traditions.

Student Opportunities

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Our Religion and Philosophy Division participates in and provides support to several programs within Pepperdine University. Through companion programs that explore service, ethics, and leadership, our students grow their skills and establish a greater purpose to their work.

Summer Internship Testimonials



Student Spotlight

Pepperdine student Demi McCoy

Pepperdine religion major Demi McCoy discusses her faith and curiosity that burgeoned at Seaver: "As a religion major, I am able to appease my inquisitive nature by further exploring theology, history, biblical studies, ministry, and missiology."

Center for Faith and Learning

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Pepperdine's Center for Faith and Learning offers support for faculty, staff and students in all five schools of the University as they seek to engage in cutting-edge, original scholarship and classroom teaching within a framework of Christian values and beliefs.

Contact Our Division

Religion and Philosophy Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352
P:(310) 506-4352

Division Office Location: APC 201
Division Contact and Visit Request Form

Daniel A. Rodriguez
Chair & Professor of Religion

Tiffany Ferguson
Office Manager