After Graduation 

Graduates from the Department of Physics at Grove City College are prepared to excel in a wide variety of industries, as well as top graduate and professional programs.

The broad applicability of a physics degree stems from the universal nature of the analytical problem-solving skills learned in physics coursework. Upon graduation, students are prepared for graduate work in physics, teaching at the secondary level, medical, dental, business or law school, technical sales and more.

Recent graduates have continued their education at graduates schools such as: the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Temple University, University of Tennessee, University of New Hampshire, University of Illinois, University of Washington, Colorado State University, University of Notre Dame, West Virginia University, University of Virginia, Clemson University, Georgia Tech University, Oxford University (UK), Vanderbilt University, University of Albany, University of Michigan, University of Texas and Notre Dame University

Others have been employed by the following: Lincoln Electric, Westinghouse Electric, Sensis, Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, II-VI, Inc., Angel Prison Ministry, Johns Hopkins Applied Research Lab, U.S. Navy Nuclear program, Lockheed Martin, Edmund Optics, Educational Testing Services, NSA, U.S. Customs Service, EQT Corporation, U.S. Army, Northrup Grumman, Intersystems and Systems Planning and Analysis.


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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​ Our department has active research programs in optics, nanotechnology, biophysics, astronomy and physics education.

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Minor in Astronomy

​The minor includes coursework in stars, galaxies, cosmology, astrophysics and observational astronomy.

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Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major

​Students majoring in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics/general science secondary education take courses specific to the education major, along with a core of liberal arts courses​.​

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Summer Research Projects

Take an in-depth look at recent Grove City College student and faculty scholarly work in the Hopeman School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.​

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After Graduation

​Upon graduation, students are prepared for graduate work in physics, teaching at the secondary level, medical, dental, business or law school, technical sales and more.

 
 
 
 
 

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B.S. in Physics

The Bachelor of Science degree in physics prepares students for professional programs, graduate study and immediate employment.

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