Physics Major Leading to Teaching Certification in Secondary Physics Education

​Physics Major Leading t0 7-12 Certification in Physics Secondary Education ​​

Students studying physics at Grove City College may also prepare for careers in teaching and education by majoring in physics leading to 7-12 certification in physics secondary education. Students complete courses unique to the physics major while fulfilling the required liberal arts and education core.

In addition to the 116 credit hours of major coursework, students participate in real-life teaching situations during field experiences and student teaching. Students should refer to the College Bulletin​ for major status sheets and information regarding state-specific certification requirements that are additional to the curriculum

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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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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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Internships

​The Department of Physics at Grove City College is committed to helping its students secure internships at some of the nation’s leading research facilities to advance their studies in specific interest areas.

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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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Facilities and Equipment

​Physics faculty and students at Grove City College use cutting-edge equipment inside and outside of the classroom and lab to conduct research and publish their findings in leading science journals.

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