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Faith and Vocation Minor

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The Curriculum

Seaver College's minor in faith and vocation enables students to apply spiritual and theological discernment to a critical facet of their lives by exploring their chosen career through the lens of vocation (calling). To minor in faith and vocation, students must take five upper-division courses beyond the general education requirements in religion. The two core courses students must take explore theological principles that define a Christian's view of work and service.

Our Program 

Below are the courses available to students interested in minoring in faith and vocation:

Core Courses

  • REL 340 Nature and Mission of the Church (4)
  • REL 547 Calling, Career, and the Christian Life (4)
  • REL 526 Religions of the World (4 units) or One course in Christian history (4)

Additional Courses

  • One course from any area in religion (4)
  • One faith integration course (3-4)
    • REL 595 Fieldwork (4)
    • ARTH 426 Early Christian and Medieval Art (4)
    • ARTH 428 Renaissance Art (4)
    • BA 410 / PHIL 410 Business Ethics (4)
    • BA 498 Service Leadership Project (4)
    • COM 450 Communication and Leadership (4)
    • ENG 301 Spiritual Writing (4)
    • MUS 467 History of Sacred Writing (4)
    • POSC 417 Christian Political Thought (4)
    • PSYC 452 Psychology and Religion (3)
    • SOC 426 Sociology of Religion (4)

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

Daniel A. Rodriguez
Chair & Professor of Religion

Tiffany Ferguson
Office Manager

Madison Weeks

Administrative Assistant

Christopher Low
Technology Liaison

LEAVEN Journal

LEAVEN is a non-profit journal published quarterly by the Pepperdine Religion and Philosophy Division that exists to help fellow Christians think together about the challenges of ministry.

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Center for Faith and Learning

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.

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New Zealand Summer Program

Should Christians care about climate change? Does God actually love non-human creatures and have a plan to redeem them in the consummation of the universe? Should Christians care that pollution disproportionately affects communities of color? Should Christians be concerned that what they eat on a regular basis is one of the leading causes of environmental degradation and ocean pollution? We will explore these questions and more in the setting of the coastal town of Kaikoura in the southern island of New Zealand. 

Learn more about the New Zealand Summer Sustainability Program

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