Experience Chapman

At Chapman, academics means more than just lectures, books and classrooms. It means being part of an innovative and interdisciplinary campus, exploring your diverse interests alongside your professors and peers and following your passions wherever they take you.


That’s what we call the Chapman Experience. Are you ready to join in?

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Program Finder

From majors to minors to graduate programs, explore the degrees we offer, or find the one that’s right for you.

Our programs are taught by distinguished, world-class faculty, including Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur fellows, published authors and Academy Award winners.

Undergraduate Education by the Numbers


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Cultivated at Chapman

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A Commitment to Critical Thinking

Learn to make effective decisions grounded in thoughtful analysis of information, experiences and ideas.

A Framework for the Self

Develop consistent ethics and values to guide your daily life and make individual choices that promote your health and well being.

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A Sense of Citizenship

Become an engaged member of our local, national and global communities.


A Value of Differences

Learn to recognize, respect and value diverse experiences, ideas, backgrounds and identities.

Academic Calendar

Find semester start dates, finals, holidays and more on our academic calendar.

  • Take a virtual tour

    Virtually Explore Chapman virtually and check out classrooms, facilities, study space and more on this self-guided tour.

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    Hands-On Research From Day One

    Here, your professors are more than just teachers and lecturers — they’re your colleagues and mentors. And the academic research you’ll do alongside them is real, hands-on work in your field, from day one.

    Academic Rankings


    best film school in the U.S. (The Hollywood Reporter)


    best science labs in the U.S. (Princeton Review)


    most innovative school in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)

  • Chat with Current Chapman Students

    Questions about academics? Current students are happy to help. You can search by majors, minors or other interests.

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    Visit Chapman

    Want to see for yourself? Schedule a visit to campus to see the classrooms, facilities and students and all the opportunities at Chapman.