Schmid College of Science and Technology
A leader in teaching, research and discovery, applying interdisciplinary problem-solving to global issues.

In the Schmid College of Science and Technology, we have made it our mission to mentor and grow the next generation of leaders through a curriculum that develops outstanding problem solving skills in the context of the grand, interdisciplinary challenges facing us today.  The leaders we train will thereby be well-prepared to push the boundaries of our knowledge and drive technological innovation. As the world becomes more interconnected a background in science and technology has become crucial, and as Chapman University moves towards the future, the Schmid College of Science and Technology will be leading the pack with innovative research and hands-on learning experiences. 

  • Keck Center for Science & Engineering

    At 140,000 square feet, the Keck Center for Science & Engineering reflects Chapman’s deep commitment to the sciences. Students from all of Schmid College’s programs will thrive in a space created to address Chapman’s forward looking approach to science education through interdisciplinary study.
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    Grand Challenges Initiative

    Our Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) develops sophisticated young scientists and driven problem-solvers through an immersive, collaborative, student-driven curriculum that spans students' first two years in Schmid College. 
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Cancer Biology

Marco Bisoffi, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, dedicates his time to studying cancer, specifically of the breast and prostate. Giving Chapman University students a special and rare opportunity at the undergraduate level, Prof. Bisoffi works side-by-side with students in the lab to generate data on this vital research endeavor.

Learn more about our B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program

Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing

Prof. Justin Dressel engages physics students in his work with experimental teams whose long-term goal is building a quantum computer.  

"I love working with undergraduate students here at Chapman because they're very inquisitive. They're very motivated and driven."

Learn more about our B.S. in Physics program

Outside shot of Keck Center for Science & Engineering at Chapman University
Supporting Student Achievement

Keck Center for Science & Engineering

The Keck Center, home of Schmid College programs, signals a tremendous step forward in the STEM fields at Chapman University.

Learn more about how the facility supports our students and facilitates collaboration across programs and disciplines.