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Lower Division Requirements

Pepperdine BSM

English Composition

Online BSM students must complete a course in English composition with a grade of "C" or better.

3 semester units


Online BSM students may meet this requirement by taking a college-level mathematics course with a grade of "C" or better. Examples of mathematics subjects include college algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or calculus.

3 semester units

Social Science

Courses in subject areas such as economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology fulfill this requirement. Lower-division courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics are strongly recommended as preparation for the Online Bachelor of Science in Management program.

6 semester units

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

Courses in subject areas such as art, music, speech, English, religion, foreign language, or history fulfill this Pepperdine Online BSM requirement.

6 semester units

Natural Science

A course in a subject area such as natural science, physical science, or life science fulfills this requirement.

3 semester units

Additional General Education courses

Four units of physical education and up to 15 units of computer science may be applied toward this requirement.

9 units minimum


To complete the minimum of 120 units required for the bachelor of business degree, students may choose elective courses from any area of study from an accredited college or university. Courses taken at other colleges and universities by a student already enrolled at Pepperdine University must be approved in advance by the registrar if they are to be applied toward a degree from Pepperdine.

15 - 30 semester units

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