Why should you be a physics major at GVSU?
We are always looking for students who are interested, motivated, and enthusiastic about physics and who want to pursue an undergraduate degree in physics. If you are interested please check us out. Explore our physics program, our individual faculty pages and their research interests, get to know our physics majors and their activities, learn about physics outreach activities. Make sure to take the tour of our physics department and also look at our photo gallery.
- Dynamic group of Faculty: Our active, enthusiastic, caring, and dedicated faculty are engaged in excellent teaching, scholarly activities, and service.
- Cutting-edge research with Faculty: Faculty actively pursue academic research projects with the students. Research interests of our faculty include acoustics, astronomy, atomic physics, condensed matter physics, physics education, gravitation, cosmology, nuclear physics, and medical physics.
- Excellent teaching and laboratory facilities: Smaller size upper division physics classes provide personal attention to each student from our outstanding faculty.
- Growth of the Department: Our department continues to grow and we expect this growth to continue. The number of physics majors also have grown in recent years. Many of our recent physics graduates are pursuing advanced degrees (e.g. Ph.D) in physics. Recent AIP report cited physics department of GVSU as being one of the top five universities in Michigan in terms of number of physics graduates.
- Science education in Michigan: Faculty and students participate in a variety of physics outreach activities (e.g. Super Science Saturday, Michigan Science Olympiad) throughout the year to promote science education in Michigan and especially to create an interest in physics among high school students . Join us - let us build a better future for Michigan and our nation.
If you are interested contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
“Being a part of the Grand Valley physics program has been an amazing experience. The challenging classes always kept me on my toes, and the close-knit department will always be like family to me. I would not trade my time with the physics department for anything!”
Lisa Genovese (Physics Major)
This web-site is created and maintained by Dr. Kingshuk Majumdar.