Bachelor of Arts

Physics at Greenville University

Step into an experimental field relevant to emerging technologies. Learn to make sense of life’s physical, chemical, and biological processes. Prepare to succeed in graduate school, or earn certification to teach physics at the middle grades and secondary levels.

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Practical application
From stealth technology to quantum cryptography, applications of physics have the potential to impact many technological advances in our modern world.
Tradition of excellence

Bring your love of physics to GU, where students once benefited from the only ion accelerator south of Champaign-Urbana. Today’s students conduct research in a quantum information lab. Recent graduates have received full tuition waivers at leading universities to pursue advanced studies in astrophysics, quantum optics, condensed matter, and more.

Graduate school preparation

A physics degree at GU equips you for success in a graduate school program.

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Science that informs faith; faith that informs science. Learn from professors whose Christian faith and science intertwine.


Work with advanced instrumentation. Gain valuable hands-on experience in quantum information and nanotech labs. Add research and presentation experience to your resume.


3/2 program. In addition to the BSE program, GU also offers a 3/2 dual-degree program with Washington University in which you:

1. Transfer to Wash U after 3 years at GU. 
2. Receive a BA from GU after a year at Wash U. 
3. Complete your BS in engineering after your second year at Wash U. 

GU students who enroll in this engineering school boast a completion rate of 98%.

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Physics, BA Success Story

Success Stories

Ultimately, the environment and opportunities present at GU lead to success, and I am blessed to have been a piece of that reality.

-Collin Kessinger

Physics, BA Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.



Areas of Study

Engineering 3-2 Dual Degree Program

Engineering Triple Degree Program