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The greatest role that Pepperdine plays in the sustainability field is instilling in our students an eco-minded awareness. By providing opportunities to learn about environmental issues and teaching students about their impact, Pepperdine seeks to encourage sustainable living while also providing career opportunities in the "green" economy.

Seaver College

At Seaver College, environmental stewardship, sustainability, and related topics are discussed in the following courses:

  • Religion 301 - Christianity and Sustainability - Dr. Chris Doran
  • Nutrition and Foodservice Systems Management
  • Natural Science Department's Plant Ecology
  • Plants and the Environment
  • Animal Behavior
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Natural History of Vertebrates
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Marine Biology/Ecology courses
  • Social Action and Justice: Environmental Justice Module 
  • Biology majors can also add an environmental studies concentration to their major.

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Pepperdine's Career Center offers resources and support for finding "green" jobs and careers. Career development counselors are well-versed in sustainability career options and provide individual guidance on "green" career opportunities.

Several faculty members involve students and partner with governmental agencies to actively conduct research in the fields of conservation biology and restoration ecology. The areas of focus include stream habitat restoration, post-fire ecology restoration and conservation, as well as coastal habitat monitoring and restoration. These sustainability research opportunities have been available to students for over ten years.

School of Law

The School of Law and Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution incorporate sustainability in the following courses:

  • Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law

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School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy provides analysis of sustainability in several courses including:

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Regulation, Business, and Society
  • Permissions, Development, and the Environment
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Graduate School of Education and Psychology

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology incorporates sustainability into the curriculum through:

  • Science Methods for Elementary School - focuses on sustainability issues, while also allowing students to meet directly with policy makers
  • Faith, Ethics, Diversity, and Philanthropy
  • Globalization and Social Change
  • Global Change Experience
  • Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
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Graziadio School of Business and Management

The Graziadio School of Business and Management integrates sustainability into the curriculum in:

SEER Program

The Certificate in Socially, Environmentally and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice Program allows full-time MBA students at Graziadio School who are interested in eco-entrepreneurship to enhance their graduate business school experience and career opportunities. The SEER Program focuses on the ethics and responsibility of doing good beyond profits. The strategy is centered around four Macro Values:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility ("People")
  • Environmental Stewardship ("Planet")
  • Financial Strength ("Profits")
  • Product/Service

The following are some examples of opportunities offered to students:

  • Pepperdine is a member of Net Impact - a national association of business schools devoted to environmental consciousness; we received the "Rookie Chapter of the Year" award in 2006.
  • The Graziadio is a founding member of the "Global Responsible Leadership Initiative." This consortium focuses on the development of business leaders who balance economic, social, and environmental responsibility.