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Sociology Major and Minor

The sociology major at Seaver College teaches our students to pursue the general study of human behavior in social settings. Students in the sociology degree program learn how to study social interaction scientifically and analytically. Sociology's subject matter is broad in scope, ranging from the study of institutions like family, religion, school, and government to social problems and social inequalities at both local and global levels.

Sociology Degree

Our sociology major exposes students to the writings and research of scholars with deep insight into the complexity of human interaction. This exposure helps them develop a trained eye and mind, while providing the tools to analyze social life with a degree of precision. Our students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others in a variety of social environments.

Sociology Minor

Our sociology minor encourages students to examine a wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions, as well as develop critical analytical skills that are useful for a broad range of professions. Sociology minors explore a variety of courses relevant to their interests. A total of 19 units in the area of sociology is required for the minor.

What Sociology 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


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24255 Pacific Coast Highway
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