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Grove City College prepares students in the sciences for careers in a variety of fields, from medicine to optometry, and from teaching to graduate school.
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The humanities core curriculum is one of the unique benefits of a Grove City College education. Regardless of major, students leave Grove City College with a solid understanding of the ideas, literature and art that shape our world.
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While our academics are rigorous, students are offered a wealth of services from both faculty and staff including tutoring, academic counseling and mentoring.
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At Grove City College students have the freedom to explore their talents in areas like music, sculpture, photography and theater.

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Grove City College offers an excellent classical liberal arts education. With over 50 programs of study and a curriculum designed to educate the whole person, Grove City College students are equipped with both specialized knowledge in their chosen major as well as cultural understanding to be leaders across a diverse range of professional fields and industries. All Grove City College students complete rigorous coursework in the humanities, social sciences, laboratory sciences and foreign languages.  Our students and faculty are a community of well rounded thinkers committed to using their education and God-given gifts to be instruments for good. 


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Special Education

Our special education students enjoy rigorous coursework tailored to help them understand the special circumstances many children face.​​


 
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Department of Communication Studies

​Situating the study of human communication as a robust theological, philosophical, and cultural locus of intellectual inquiry, the Department of Communication studies nurtures socially responsible, engaged citizens who can interpret and evaluate the images and messages they create and receive.

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Department of Entrepreneurship

​The department fosters an academic environment that includes real-world entrepreneurial experience, an idea-generating culture and an emphasis on ethical decision-making.

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Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Grove City College prepares students to excel in both competitive graduate programs and careers in sociology.

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Department of Computer Science

Offering majors in computer science and computer information systems, as well as a minor in computer science, students receive specialized instruction in software and programming languages, hardware, algorithms, applications and computation theory.

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Department of Philosophy

​The Department of Philosophy at Grove City College provides students the opportunity to examine essential ideas of human thought and ethical action from a Christian perspective and prepares them to excel in varied careers and top graduate and professional programs.

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Modern Languages

​The Department of Modern Languages at Grove City College prepares students to excel in competitive graduate programs and careers across a wide range of industries. The Department offers degree programs in French and Spanish and minors in Chinese and German.

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Department of Political Science

The Department believes in the principles of constitutional government and the advancement of individual, economic, civil and religious liberty.

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At Grove City College, learning occurs everywhere. Whether it’s news about academic conferences and lectures or art exhibitions and theater productions, get the latest news and events here.

Our Students:

Grove City College has a reputation for high academic standards. It’s an intellectually stimulating place marked by challenging coursework, open debate and diverse learning opportunities. Consequently, Grove City College attracts a different type of student. Our students are insatiable learners committed to using their intellect, curiosity and passion to make a positive impact on the world.
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  • I found myself at Grove City College for myriad reasons, including the College’s affordability, location and the strong values it stands for—but more importantly, I was impressed by the college’s Department of Biol...Read More

  • Becoming a Sociology Major at Grove City College has been one of the most rewarding decisions I have made. I chose to study sociology because I knew that whatever job I pursued would have to include a great deal of interpersonal interactions.

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  • How does the tuition cost of Grove City College compare to the other schools you looked at during your college selection?
    One of the main reasons I ended up choosing Grove City was its affordability. GCC’s tuition was half that of the other school I applied to, and was still significantly cheaper even after factoring in the significant academic scholarship that the other institution offered me. Thanks to Grove City College, I am happy to say that, in an era in which so ...Read More


  • Allison Wetzel ‘16, a political science major from East Liverpool, Ohio, spent her summer interning at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., with the Young America’s Foundation.

    The foundation profiled Wetzel recently, noting that from a young age she’s loved American public policy and history, and especially loved learning about the nation’s founding fathers on family vacations to Colonial Williamsburg and Revolutionary War battlefields. Wetzel found th...Read More