Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Heart and Soul of Chapman University

Wilkinson College invites you to join our vibrant intellectual community, where collaborative student-faculty research, internships, community service, travel courses and study abroad, student organizations, and several lecture series extend learning beyond the classroom.

  •  Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice

    Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice

    Wilkinson College is committed to leading the conversation in our community on issues of humanity, unity and justice. As such, the college will undertake semester-long examinations of key societal issues each fall. Fall 2021 we will focus on Environmental Justice.

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  • The Escalette Collection

    The Escalette Collection

    The Escalette Collection exists to inspire critical thinking, foster interdisciplinary discovery, and strengthen bonds with the community. Beyond its role in curating art in public spaces, the Escalette is a learning laboratory that offers diverse opportunities for student and engagement and research, and involvement with the wider community.

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    Holocaust Education

    While many other universities teach about the Holocaust, Chapman is distinguished among both private and public universities by its fusion of curricular, co-curricular and community programs.

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  • Wilkinson Student Peer Advisors

    2021 Wilkinson College Student Peer Advisors

    Wilkinson's Peer Advisors are a valuable academic resource who help students select classes that meet their interests and program requirements; provide information on academic programs, policies and procedures; and make appropriate referrals to campus resources.

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Programs that Change Lives and Change the World

13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

18.1 National Average!

Prospective Students
322 Total Faculty and Staff

106 Full Time, 195 Part Time, 21 Administrative

Wilkinson Faculty
2078 Wilkinson Students

1,033 Majors and 1045 Minors

Wilkinson Programs
1000+ Wilkinson Classes Offered Annually

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Current Wilkinson Course Catalog

Land Acknowledgement

Wilkinson College believes all students should be taught the importance of recognizing land to understand the colonizing roots of academia and the way many fields of higher education have been used in the ostracizing, marginalization and disempowering (as well as the stealing of land, forced removal, and genocide) of communities. In doing so, we hope to inspire our students to use their education to challenge institutional and structural barriers to work toward equality, respect, and the lifting of their communities.
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences collectively acknowledges that Chapman University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Acjachemen Peoples in the Juaneño Territory, adjacent to our Tongva/Kizh neighbors to the North and Payomkawichum/Luiseño and Kumeyaay neighbors to the South.
In addition, we recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of California’s 109 federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in California, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty, and consistent with our values of community and diversity, acknowledge our responsibility to hold the university more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.


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