Chapman University’s efforts to expand its science programs has led to the formal creation of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences! Formerly part of the Schmid College of Science and Technology, the health and behavioral sciences programs will officially split off and become an independent unit- the Crean College- on June 1, 2014.
Crean College Leadership
The new Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences will be led by Dr. Janeen Hill, who has diligently served for the past two years as dean of the Schmid College. Incoming Dean Andrew Lyon, who comes to Chapman from the Georgia Institute of Technology, will take the helm of Schmid College July 1, 2014.
Crean College Programs
The disciplines encompassed in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences will be: marriage & family therapy, physical therapy, psychology, health science, pre-health post-baccalaureate and our new physician’s assistant program (opening 2015). The college’s undergraduate programs and its marriage and family therapy program will remain at Chapman’s main campus in Orange. The physical therapy and physician’s assistant programs will be housed in the new 166,000-square-foot Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, CA.
Disciplines that will remain in the Schmid College of Science and Technology are: biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, computational science, environmental science, mathematics, software engineering physics, and food science.
Growth in the Sciences at Chapman
The creation of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Science follows in the steps of the university’s other major announcements about its growth in and emphasis on the sciences. Most recently, the university has announced its new School of Pharmacy, and the naming of new facilities in Irvine, California, the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus (pictured below).