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Dr. Virginia Carson

Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences
Office Location: Hashinger Science Center
California State University, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Los Angeles, Master of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.


Dr. Carson is now retired after 45 years of service to Chapman University. She previously taught biology, forensics, comparative physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and pharmacology and physiology of chemical dependency in the Schmid College of Science and Technology. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an honorary member of Graduate Women in Science. Dr. Carson is also the former director of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions Certificate.

She previously served on the University of California, Irvine's Medical Admissions Committee. With her background knowledge, she volunteers her time to talk with current students who are applying to pre-health programs and will review their applications. She enjoys helping students and seeing them achieve their goals. 

Students interested in talking with Dr. Carson are encouraged to email her at carson@chapman.edu