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Physics, B.S.

Physicists are explorers of the physical universe seeking to understand the fundamental behavior of nature from elementary particles to galaxies.

National Job Growth

Physics opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2025.

Research Opportunities

Physics students gain hands-on experience through faculty-mentored research projects.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Outreach events throughout the year immerse students in learning outside of the classroom and include Michigan's Science Olympiad and the Science Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The program engages students in observation, experimentation, and theoretical study of various phenomena of nature. A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics is offered. Students can also choose a minor in physics or there is an option for secondary teacher certification.

Most courses can only be taken in sequence. Physics majors should consult with their faculty advisors or the department chair at the earliest opportunity for degree planning. Visit for more information.

Why Study Physics at Grand Valley?

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