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Sustainability Major

The sustainability major provides students an interdisciplinary approach to studying one of the most pressing and complex problems we face as a global society: how to lower our environmental impact while simultaneously elevating the standard of living for all of God’s creation. The curriculum addresses the scientific, policy, ethical, and communication challenges associated with food security, energy production, climate change, population growth, production and consumption, economic growth, human security and health, and access to clean water at local, national, and global levels.

The program emphasizes a multifaceted approach to analyzing these complex issues with a distinct focus on critical thinking and problem solving. Students choosing to major in sustainability are required to take 36 units comprising of nine lower division units and 27 upper division units. 

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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