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Grove City College prepares students in the sciences for careers in a variety of fields, from medicine to optometry, and from teaching to graduate school.
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The humanities core curriculum is one of the unique benefits of a Grove City College education. Regardless of major, students leave Grove City College with a solid understanding of the ideas, literature and art that shape our world.
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While our academics are rigorous, students are offered a wealth of services from both faculty and staff including tutoring, academic counseling and mentoring.
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At Grove City College students have the freedom to explore their talents in areas like music, sculpture, photography and theater.

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Grove City College offers an excellent classical liberal arts education. With over 50 programs of study and a curriculum designed to educate the whole person, Grove City College students are equipped with both specialized knowledge in their chosen major as well as cultural understanding to be leaders across a diverse range of professional fields and industries. All Grove City College students complete rigorous coursework in the humanities, social sciences, laboratory sciences and foreign languages.  Our students and faculty are a community of well rounded thinkers committed to using their education and God-given gifts to be instruments for good. 


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Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Grove City College prepares students to excel in both competitive graduate programs and careers in sociology.

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Department of Communication Studies

​Situating the study of human communication as a robust theological, philosophical, and cultural locus of intellectual inquiry, the Department of Communication studies nurtures socially responsible, engaged citizens who can interpret and evaluate the images and messages they create and receive.

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Department of Economics

​The Department of Economics at Grove City College equips students not simply for careers in economics and graduate school, but to be contributors to a free and virtuous society.

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Department of Entrepreneurship

​The department fosters an academic environment that includes real-world entrepreneurial experience, an idea-generating culture and an emphasis on ethical decision-making.

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Department of History

As developing historians, students use their God-given reason to assess historical events critically and accurately.

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Department of Physics

​Through meaningful research opportunities, innovative teaching and state-of-the-art facilities, students become physicists in the fullest sense.

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Department of Computer Science

Offering majors in computer science and computer information systems, as well as a minor in computer science, students receive specialized instruction in software and programming languages, hardware, algorithms, applications and computation theory.

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Department of Philosophy

​The Department of Philosophy at Grove City College provides students the opportunity to examine essential ideas of human thought and ethical action from a Christian perspective and prepares them to excel in varied careers and top graduate and professional programs.

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Our Students:

Grove City College has a reputation for high academic standards. It’s an intellectually stimulating place marked by challenging coursework, open debate and diverse learning opportunities. Consequently, Grove City College attracts a different type of student. Our students are insatiable learners committed to using their intellect, curiosity and passion to make a positive impact on the world.
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  • ​When I was looking at colleges, I knew that I wanted a Christian college with challenging academics. Grove City College stood out because of its reputable engineering program. 

    I have always enjoyed math and science, but I particularly love engineering because it allows me to apply the principles of those disciplines towards creating something new and beneficial for society. Co...Read More

  • Being the youngest of four siblings who all attended Grove City College, I developed an early love for the school. As early as my freshman year in high school, my sister—studying economics—would come home during breaks, tell me all the fascinating things she was learning in her classes and recommend books I would like. I was immediately hooked and could hardly wait to apply.

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  • My advisor, Dr. Horton, has really helped me overcome some of the challenges that have come up in my years in the program. The liberal arts education provided at GCC has truly enhanced my overall experience as a psychology student. Classes such as Civilization and Speculative Mind gave me the opportunity to analyze aspects of human behavior within history...Read More

  • I didn’t originally plan on majoring in philosophy, but after taking a western civilizations course and reading Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, I wanted to try out a philosophy course. After taking Intro to Ethics and 20th Centu...Read More