Department of Physics

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Grove City College prepares students to excel in top graduate and professional school programs and to enter employment in a wide variety of professional sectors.

Through meaningful research opportunities, innovative teaching and state-of-the-art facilities, students become physicists in the fullest sense. Their search for truth and knowledge extends from the largest cosmos of stars to the smallest sub-atomic particles. Students are given the academic freedom to choose coursework    and conduct research in the fields of atomic physics, biophysics, nuclear physics, optics, lasers, communications, cosmology, astronomy, electricity, magnetism, solid-state physics and more.

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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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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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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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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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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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