Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major Leading to 7-12 Education

Physics and General Science Secondary Education Major Leading to 7-12 Education ​​

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

In addition to the 97 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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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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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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Related Resources

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

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Physics Club

​A division of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), the purpose of the club is to encourage a broader knowledge of physics and an understanding of the field of physics.

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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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