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Survey Research Minor

The survey research minor focuses on the theories and methods of quantitative and qualitative, interview- and questionnaire-based social and political research. The minor prepares students for graduate work in the field or junior positions in survey-research facilities. Additionally, students will learn valuable analytical skills that are widely used in elections, education, academia, political consulting, social services, public relations, marketing, and journalism.

The Curriculum

A total of twenty-four units is required for this minor. Additionally, students are required to participate in an internship that must be approved as relevant by the director of the Survey Research minor. The goal of this experience is to learn how to select interviewees, to collect their responses, and to input data using relevant software. The site of the required practicum must be a survey-research firm, institute, agency, laboratory, or office that produces original survey data.

For additional information or questions regarding the Survey Research program, contact the director, Dr. Joel Fetzer by email or phone 310.506.6250. To contact the Social Science Division, please call 310.506.4372.

What Social Science Division Grads Are Doing



Employed Full-Time or Part-Time


Admitted to Graduate School


Seeking Employment or Grad School

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

Contact Us

Social Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: AC 201


Robert E. Williams
Divisional Dean & Professor of Political Science

Robert Escudero
Office Manager