LOS ANGELES — Chapman University, a private university in Orange County, Calif., best known for its film, business, and law schools, wants to increase its health science offerings.

It may do so in landmark fashion, if it is the winning bidder for the 30-acre Crystal Cathedral grounds, now home to the evangelical ministry that uses the cathedral for its Hour of Power, the longest-running North American church service broadcast. That ministry has fallen on hard times, landing in bankruptcy court.

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