Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of the oldest, most prestigious private universities in California. Originally called Hesperian College, the school later merged with California Christian College in Los Angeles. In 1934, the institution was renamed in honor of C.C. Chapman, an Orange County entrepreneur and benefactor of the school. The college moved to its current location in downtown Orange, Calif. in 1954. In 1991, the college again changed its name to Chapman University, reflecting its evolution into a comprehensive institution of higher learning.
Chapman is just the right size; large enough to offer diverse programs for traditional students and adult learners, but small enough to remember what’s important – your future. And your dreams. Here’s what Chapman is about: Dream the biggest dream of your life. Then let us help you achieve it.
Chapman is a comprehensive university built around a liberal arts core offering traditional undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on the main campus in Orange, Calif. To serve the larger community, providing working adults with the opportunity to obtain a range of bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and teaching credentials through our University College campuses conveniently located throughout California and Washington.
Chapman offers more than 90 areas of study. Explore film. Business. Science. Arts. Education. And, so much more.
Undergraduates have the choice of three programs in business: the BS in Accounting, the BS in Business Administration and the BA in Economics.
The BS in Accounting provides an integrated business education across all the major functional areas of business, while also giving students the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of accounting or in general business. This well-rounded degree offers outstanding preparation for the CPA exam.
BS in Business Administration gives students a complete picture of how contemporary organizations thrive in competitive markets. Offering case-based learning opportunities, where students solve problems by applying business concepts, The Argyros School of Business & Economics prepares students to become creative, ethical business professionals.
BA in Economics gives students expertise in microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis as well as the ability to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. Emphasizing communication skills and an awareness of how the American economy compares globally, this degree prepares students to enter the country’s best graduate schools or start careers in business, government or non-profit sectors