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Social Science Division

Seaver College's Social Science Division prepares students to explore and examine humans and their social, psychological, and political relations and institutions. Each of our separate disciplines--economics, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology--offers its own unique perspective. By bringing together the theory and research from these respective disciplines, students achieve a more comprehensive, complex, and integrated view of humanity.

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Undergraduate Majors and Minors

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Our Social Science Division encourages students to pursue inquiry and research about humans, their social relations, politics, and institutions. Our small class size allows faculty to concentrate on students more individually, while personalizing learning.

Student Opportunities

Social Science student opportunities at Pepeprdine

Student organizations, internships, honor societies, and international study abroad programs enhance student learning at Seaver College. Through hands-on, experiential learning, our students gain valuable skills that prepare them for their careers or graduate work.

Washington DC Program

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Various special academic opportunities, including the internship program, provide for supervised fieldwork in political campaigns, mental health agencies, correctional agencies, and business and research institutions.

Internship Opportunities

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We encourage students to gain practical experience in an area related to their majors through an internship. Pepperdine's Career Services offers local internship opportunities, as does our Washington, DC Program.

Student Spotlight

Pepperdine student Demisse Selassie

As part of the Washington, D.C. program, Pepperdine student Demisse Selassie interned at the White House and gained critical knowledge of global affairs and foreign policy.

International Programs

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More than 60 percent of students participate in one of Pepperdine's International Programs and they often cite it as one of the highlights of their four years at Seaver College.

Contact Us

Social Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
P: 310.506.4372

Office: AC 201
Division Contact and Visit Request Form

Robert E. Williams
Divisional Dean
Professor of Political Science

Robert M. Escudero
Office Manager