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: Oxford (U.K.), University of Maryland, Clemson, Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Tennessee, RPI, University of Texas, Colorado State, West Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, Temple, University of New Hampshire, Georgia Tech, Universtiy of Virginia, Georgetown, University of Washington, Penn State, Universtiy of Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Rensselaer, UCF CREOLE, Vanderbilt Medical Physics, University of Albany Nanotech.

Others have been employed by the following: Carnegie Mellon, Sensis Inc., Westinghouse Electric, II-VI Inc., Lincoln Electric, Angel Prison Ministry, Electronic Testing Service, Lockheed-Martin, EQT Corporation, NSA, U.S. Customs, branches of the Armed Forces (two majors in the last eight years have joined the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program), John’s Hopkins Applied Research Lab, Edmund Optics, numerous high schools regionally and nationally, Northrop Grumman.


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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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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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Related Resources

Recommended resources by the Department of Physics faculty at Grove City College.

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Minor in Astronomy

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

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Current Students

​Each year, talented students from around the world bring their intellect, work ethic and enthusiasm to Grove City College and make the most of all the Department of Physics and the campus have to offer.

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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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