A Leader in Teaching, Research and Discovery

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. 

Research from Day One

Here at Chapman University students have a special and rare opportunity at the undergraduate level to begin research starting their first day on campus. In Schmid College, you will work side-by-side with faculty and peers to gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories.


By The Numbers

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52 %

students conduct research with faculty

26 %

students have presented research at a professional conference

20 %

students wrote/co-wrote a paper for an academic journal

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Are You Up To The Challenge?

Our Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) program teaches you to think like a scientist as you solve real-world scientific problems. You’ll work alongside your peers and across scientific disciplines in this immersive, collaborative program that spans your first two years in Schmid College.  

Welcome to our Home

Keck Center for Science and Engineering

Schmid College is housed in our Keck Center for Science and Engineering. Here you will have access to cutting-edge equipment in our collaborative labs and workspaces to focus on research that matters to you.

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