After Graduation 

Graduates from the Department of Physics at Grove City College are prepared to excel in a wide variety of industries, as well as top graduate and professional programs.

The broad applicability of a physics degree stems from the universal nature of the analytical problem-solving skills learned in physics coursework. Upon graduation, students are prepared for graduate work in physics, teaching at the secondary level, medical, dental, business or law school, technical sales and more.

Recent graduates have continued their education at graduates schools such as: Oxford (U.K.), University of Maryland, Clemson, Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Tennessee, RPI, University of Texas, Colorado State, West Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, Temple, University of New Hampshire, Georgia Tech, Universtiy of Virginia, Georgetown, University of Washington, Penn State, Universtiy of Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Rensselaer, UCF CREOLE, Vanderbilt Medical Physics, University of Albany Nanotech.

Others have been employed by the following: Carnegie Mellon, Sensis Inc., Westinghouse Electric, II-VI Inc., Lincoln Electric, Angel Prison Ministry, Electronic Testing Service, Lockheed-Martin, EQT Corporation, NSA, U.S. Customs, branches of the Armed Forces (two majors in the last eight years have joined the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program), John’s Hopkins Applied Research Lab, Edmund Optics, numerous high schools regionally and nationally, Northrop Grumman.


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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 Physics

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

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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 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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