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

Keck Center for Science & Engineering
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Keck Center for Science & Engineering

To further distinguish itself as a preeminent institution of higher education by advancing its science programs, Chapman University is investing in the construction of a new, 140,000 square-foot Keck Center for Science & Engineering.

In the same way that building Marion Knott Studios propelled Dodge College of Film and Media Arts almost immediately to its place among the top film schools in the nation, the Keck Center for Science & Engineering will significantly enhance every activity of Chapman's science students and faculty members, elevating the University to a new class of research institution.