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God has endowed humanity with reason and with the ability to observe.  The discipline of physics uses these talents that we might understand the universe and recognize its elegant beauty.   Centuries of physics research have revolutionized mankind’s understanding of the universe and should deepen our appreciation of the God who created it.  Physics research has yielded a rich technological harvest, providing much of the conceptual framework and instrumentation buttressing the technical disciplines, but physicists often make significant contributions in other professions, including medicine, business, and philosophy.


The physics curriculum at Grove City College is designed to provide a rigorous preparation in the principles of physics within a Christian context, thoroughly equipping students for their future careers or graduate studies.  Three separate concentrations are available within the physics major: Applied Physics (typically chosen by those wishing to pursue a graduate degree in physics), Applied Physics/Computer (chosen by students interested in computer software and/or hardware design), and Physics/General Science/Secondary Education (chosen by students wishing to teach physics at the secondary school level.)  We are currently pursuing the addition of a Biotech concentration and we are exploring the possibility of an Astrophysics concentration as well.   Students can pursue two of these concentrations simultaneously for a dual major.  Furthermore, by supplementing their major courses with work from other departments, students are qualified to pursue graduate degrees in other fields, including mathematics, computer science, chemistry, engineering, medicine, law, or business.


The department currently houses active research programs in the areas of Optics, Nanotechnology, Biophysics, and Physics Education Research.  Students are encouraged to undertake independent research projects supervised by department faculty, and to apply for off-site summer internship opportunities.  A minor in physics is also available.




Contact the Physics Department: email Dr. Brower

Physics Faculty
 Dr. Shane C. Brower (dept. chair)
 Dr. Mark C. Fair
 Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez 
 Dr. Glenn A. Marsch
 Dr. DJ Wagner
 Dr. Jeffrey P. Wolinski




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