Current Students ​​​​

Every student’s story is different, and how you choose to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, grow and flourish is up to you. 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. Research opportunities, unique work experiences and student clubs and organizations are just a few of the ways our students get involved.

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  • I chose Grove City College for its rigorous academics, renowned for preparing students for their futures. As a senior, I can say that I was not disappointed. The work required to succeed in the physics curriculum was a challenge, but also an immensely satisfying achievement.  In addition, I have benefited greatly from the intimate size of the Department of Physics at Grove City College, enjoying close and regular inte...Read More

  • ​My sister goes to Grove City College. And when my family and I went with her to freshman orientation, I couldn’t believe what I heard!

    The professors who spoke at orientation clearly demonstrated that they were aligned with my beliefs in God as well as with my expectations for excellence in academics and in my personal life. I liked that they were committed to academic achievement as well as the importance of following Christ and his plan for one’s life.

    Right there a...Read More

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    I'm the second person in my family to attend Grove City College — my older brother came here and absolutely loved it. I like the fact that it's a small Christian school, but it's big enough at the same time. One of my favorite parts of campus is the buildings — I think they're beautiful. I also like having my friends near me – it's so nice to just go down...Read More


  • How does the tuition cost of Grove City College compare to the other schools you looked at during your college selection?
    I think the tuition cost was very affordable, especially when compared to the quality of the academics.

    Do you feel like you made any concessions to come to a school that is reasonably priced?
    There’s not the feeling of a big university here, and there aren’t many people. But that’s not...Read More

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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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Physics Major Leading to 7-12 Certification

Students majoring in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics secondary education take 116 credit hours of major coursework and are exposed to real-life teaching situations during field experiences​.​

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Minor in Physics

​Students gain a foundational knowledge of the process of scientific investigation, including modern computational and laboratory methods.

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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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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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