|Motto||ὀ Χριστòς καì ἡ Ἐκκλησíα|
|Motto in English||Christ and Church|
|Established||1861 (as Hesperian College)|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
|President||James L. Doti|
|Academic staff||581 total; 264 full-time, 318 part-time|
|Location||Orange, California, United States|
|Campus||Suburban, 75 acres (30 ha)
(Located in historic Old Towne Orange)
|Colors||Cardinal & Grey|
|Sports||18 sports teams|
|Mascot||Pete the Panther|
Chapman University is a private, non-profit university located in Orange, California affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Chapman University encompasses seven schools and colleges: Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Schmid College of Science & Technology, College of Performing Arts, Dale E. Fowler School of Law and College of Educational Studies. For the 2010–11 academic year, Chapman University enrolled 6,398 students.
- 1 History and background
- 2 Colleges and programs
- 2.1 Argyros School of Business and Economics
- 2.2 College of Educational Studies
- 2.3 Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
- 2.4 Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- 2.5 Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- 2.6 Dale E. Fowler School of Law
- 2.7 College of Performing Arts
- 2.8 Schmid College of Science and Technology
- 2.9 School of Pharmacy (CUSP)
- 3 Rankings and titles
- 4 Holocaust education
- 5 Athletics
- 6 Expansion
- 7 Noted people
- 8 References
- 9 External links
History and background
Founded as Hesperian College, the school began classes on March 4, 1861. Its opening was timed to coincide with the hour of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration. Hesperian admitted students of both sexes and all races.
In 1920, the assets of Hesperian College were absorbed by California Christian College, which held classes in downtown Los Angeles. In 1934, the school was renamed Chapman College, after the chairman of its board of trustees (and primary benefactor), C.C. Chapman. In 1954, Chapman College moved to its present campus in the city of Orange.
Chapman established a Residence Education Center Program to serve military personnel in 1958. This evolved into the Chapman University College.
Chapman University is the largest private university in Orange County, and is ranked[when?] in the U.S. News and World Report's top-tier of western region colleges and universities. It comprises three schools and five colleges, including the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Pharmacy, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the College of Educational Studies, the College of Performing Arts, the Schmid College of Science, and the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It offers 46 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. Chapman co-produces the OC Channel in a partnership with KOCE.
Chapman College became Chapman University in 1991. In that year, Dr. James L. Doti became president of Chapman University. Dr. Doti has received the Horatio Alger Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was honored by the Council for Advancement of Education as 2003 CEO of the Year. Doti was also chairman of the Association for Independent California Colleges and Universities, and was a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Council of Economic Advisors and served on the Advisory Committee on Education Excellence. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Doti earned $1,542,270, which placed him at number 10 among private college presidents.
Colleges and programs
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Argyros School of Business and Economics
The Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics is located in the Arnold and Mable Beckman Business and Technology Hall. It is a private research and academic institution at Chapman University.
The Chapman Business School was founded in 1977. The school is named after George L. Argyros, a Chapman alum and former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Argyros has chaired the board of trustees of Chapman University since 1976, and has donated significant resources towards establishing Chapman as a leading national business school. The business school was renamed in Argyros' honor in 1999.
Chapman Business School offers undergraduate degrees in business and a graduate MBA program, in both a full-time, and part-time program. In 2010, Chapman also introduced a distance learning MBA program as part of its Brandman University offering.
The Argyros School of Business and Economics has officially been nationally ranked as the 60th Best Undergraduate Bloomberg BusinessWeek Business School in 2014.
Chapman Business School is home to a number of leading research centers, and independent research institutes. These include, among others:
- A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research
- C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance
- The Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics
- The Walter Schmid Center for International Business
- Economic Science Institute, founded by Nobel Prize winner Vernon L. Smith and others in 2008.
- Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society, founded by Dr. Laurence Iannaccone in September 2009
College of Educational Studies
Chapman University's College of Educational Studies (CES) offers undergraduate education degrees, teacher credentials and graduate education degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education. CES has multiple unique degree offerings in teacher education, special education, athletic training, school psychology, school counseling, speech-language pathology and leadership. The Ph.D. in Education program, which began in 2007, offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies and School Psychology.
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Formerly part of Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology, the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences officially became its own independent college at Chapman University on June 1, 2014. 
The Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences describes its mission as engaging faculty and students in learning, research, and evidence-based practice that emphasizes: (1) a biopsychosocial perspective to understanding health, disability and disease, (2) that fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and inter-professional practice, and (3) that embraces technological innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.
Undergraduate programs in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:
- B.A. Psychology
- B.A. Health Sciences
Graduate and post-baccalaureate programs:
- M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
- MMS Physician Assistant (set to open in 2015)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT)
- Accredited since 1928, making it one of the oldest such programs in the United States.
- Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
The physical therapy and physician assistant programs are housed on Chapman University’s Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California.
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Chapman University, and is composed of the departments of art, communication studies, English, history, world languages and cultures, peace studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies and sociology. The college is focused on providing a well-rounded educational foundation that leads to a variety of career paths. Collaborative student-faculty research, internships, community service, travel courses and study abroad, student organizations, and several lecture series extend learning well beyond the classroom.
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
College of Performing Arts
Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, founded in 2007, operates in divisions: the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre.
The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music provides aspiring musicians with a musical training program, coupled with a liberal arts environment. Chapman University first offered the bachelor of music degree in 1930-31. The program currently offers a Bachelor's of Music (B.M.) in the instrument of choice, A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Education, A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Studies, and a minor in music. All majors/minors in the department are contingent upon audition.
The Department of Dance offers students a training program and the opportunity to perform in productions. Its rigorous Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) programs prepare student for the industry, with multiple students seen on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance?
- Stephen “Twitch” Boss (2004), Katee Shean (2010), Ade Obayomi (2010), Mariah Spears (2016) and Casey Askew (2017).
As the most selective major on campus, Department of Theatre students participate in an extensive theatre curriculum. While earning their degree in theatre, students gain real-world experience from working onstage and backstage with organizations such as Shakespeare Orange County and Cirque du Soleil. The Theatre Department offers four degrees, all of which require an interview/portfolio or audition for admittance. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theater Technology as well as Theater studies. Also offered by the school is their Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Theatre Performance and their Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Screen Acting, which works in junction with the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
The Musco Center of the Arts, which is planned to be complete in the Spring of 2015, will provide a brand new state-of-the-art performance venue for members of the COPA department. The new building will include additional rehearsal space, 1100 seats, and a larger stage than anything currently available on the Chapman campus. With the new venue will come two new majors: Musical Theater and Arts Management.
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Chapman University's Schmid College of Science and Technology was founded in 2008, when science-related degree programs (then housed in the Wilkinson School of Humanities and Social Sciences) were migrated to the new college. On June 1, 2014, the Schmid College underwent a reorganization to spin off the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Schmid College is organized into two schools, which both offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate science degrees, as well as associated research programs and facilities:
- The School of Computational Sciences offers programs in computer science, software engineering, mathematics and physics, among others. The school emphasizes the teaching and use of computational modeling and analysis that can be incorporated into research being conducted in fields related to the environment and health sciences. The school offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and data sciences.
- The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has programs in the foundational sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.), as well as in environmental and food science.
In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, Schmid College is home to various centers for research:
- Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra and Topology (CECAT), directed by Dr. Drew Moshier, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Center provides a forum for interdisciplinary research where computation meets algebra, topology and related mathematical fields.
- Center of Excellence in Complex and Hyper-complex Analysis (CECHA), directed by mathematician Dr. Mihaela Vajiac. This is a research unit motivated by the latest results in Clifford and Hypercomplex Analysis and endeavors to find new ways in which this research can be applied in mathematics and physics.
- The Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations (CEESMO), directed by physicist Dr. Menas Kafatos, is a research unit which uses data from Earth observation satellites to model, analyze, and understand the Earth systems with particular emphasis on natural hazards (e.g. wildfires, severe weather, floods, dust storms, earthquakes, etc.). CEESMO provides access to satellite data through its remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) lab utilizing advanced computational tools.
School of Pharmacy (CUSP)
Founded in 2012 and located on Chapman’s Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California, Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) engages student pharmacists in science-based, personalized, interdisciplinary education and training. The school offers two graduate-level programs: a Master of Science in the Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) and a three-year accelerated professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree. CUSP will confer the professional degree Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) upon those individuals who successfully complete the didactic and experiential educational components of the program. The school’s new accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and CUSP is currently working toward accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). It is anticipated that ACPE accreditation approval will be received in time to begin student matriculation in the professional portion of the program beginning in September 2015.
The School of Pharmacy also offers a unique Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program (FEAP) for academically exceptional graduating high school students who want to study pharmacy. Students accepted into this program will spend two years on Chapman’s campus in Orange before matriculating into the pharmacy school. They will earn their Pharm.D. degree five years after graduating from high school.
Rankings and titles
The George Argyros School of Business and Economics has officially been nationally ranked as the 60th Best Undergraduate Bloomberg BusinessWeek Business School in 2014.
In 2006, Chapman won the XVth District American Advertising Federation NSAC competition and advanced to the National Finals. In the 2009–2010 academic school year, they won XVth District for a second time, again advancing to the National Finals where they placed 1st in the nation.
In 2010, the 25th and 75th percentile SAT scores for Chapman's entering class were: Critical Reading: 540/640; Math: 550/660; Writing: 560/650. The ACT scores were: Composite: 25/29; English: 24/31; Math: 24/29; Writing: 8/9.
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The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education was founded in February 2000; it sponsors an annual Holocaust remembrance writing competition for area public school students, and a regular lecture series. In addition, the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library, funded by Henry Samueli, is located on the fourth floor of the University's Leatherby Libraries.
The Rodgers Center's Director, Dr. Marilyn Harran, was awarded the 2008 Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Educator Award.
On April 11, 2005, 60 years after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, Wiesel dedicated the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library, and a large bust of Wiesel stands at the entrance to the facility.
Chapman University competes in 19 sports at the NCAA Division III (non-scholarship) level in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
Chapman sponsors nine men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and water polo. The school also sponsors ten women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball and water polo.
In 2011, the women's lacrosse team won the WCLL National Championships in Arizona. In 2011, the men's lacrosse team won the SLC divisional playoff.
Schmid College of Science and Technology is in a period of significant expansion, with plans to open its 140,000 sq. ft. Center for Science & Technology on Chapman’s main campus in Orange, California in fall 2018. 
- For School of Law faculty, see Chapman University School of Law faculty
- Grace Fong D.M.A., is currently the Director of Keyboard Studies at Conservatory of Music, and winner of such honors as the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition  in the United Kingdom, the 2007 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition, the 2006 San Antonio International Piano Competition, the 2006 Viardo International Piano Competition, and the 2005 Cleveland International Piano Competition.
- Paul Anderson – member, Nevada State Assembly
- George Argyros ('59) – business executive, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain, former owner of Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball
- David E. Bonior (M.A. '72) – U.S. Congressman from Michigan (1977–2003), House Minority Whip (1995–2002), House Majority Whip (1991–95)
- Randy Jones – former professional baseball player, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, 1976 Cy Young Award Winner
- Steve Lavin – head coach of St. John's men's basketball team (2010–present), former head coach of UCLA men's basketball team (1996–2002)
- Chris Lee (M.B.A. '97) – U.S. Congressman (January 6, 2009 – February 9, 2011)
- Loretta Sanchez ('82) – Congresswoman, California's 46th Congressional District
- Jim Silva (M.A.) – member, California State Assembly
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