Physics - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)


Why choose Physics at Geneva?

Graduates’ training focuses on the mathematics used in science and engineering, as well as the theory behind it. The Physics major prepares students to explore the laws that govern the universe, including electricity, magnetism and relativity. The entire curriculum is rooted in a Christian worldview which enables our students to combine their technical training with their understanding of God’s purpose in creation, contributing through their work to the kingdom of God.

  • We have an introductory physics lab featuring computer-based data acquisition and analysis using LabView, 9-foot airtracks, oscilloscopes, and laser-based optics experiments
  • The electronics lab supports courses in electronic design, as well as acoustics and astronomy
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Before Geneva … I really was unsure about my future, probably because I was trying to be in control of it. Now coming to the Lord, I have faith about my future. It’s in His hands, not mine. I feel that I am more prepared for the future. It is through Geneva that the Lord did his work on my life.” Ed, Physics and Applied Math graduate


What degree options are available at Geneva?




SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION (7-12) in MATH or PHYSICS - students complete a B.S. in Mathematics Education or Physics along with supplementary courses such as technology, science education methods, assessments and exceptionalities in the classroom, as well as student teaching, to achieve a teaching certificate

What can I do with a Physics degree from Geneva College?

The job demand for Physics remains strong because of the rapid development and implementation of technology. Many graduates have gone on to graduate schools such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Rochester Polytechnic Institute.

Graduates pursue an even wider variety of careers such as:

  • Support for manufacturing applications
  • Scientific or pharmaceutical research
  • Insurance and financial actuarial work
  • Forecasting
  • Simulation
  • Statistical analysis
  • National security
  • Aerospace
  • Higher Education
Geneva student calculating an equation


What are some classes I might take in the physics program?

  • Numerical Methods
  • Optics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • Differential Equations

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

Phil Holladay
John Stahl
Melinda Stephens
Kerry McMahon
Associate Professor
Rodney C. Austin
Associate Professor
John Stein
Kathleen Austin
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Arletta Cruzan
Adjunct Lecturer
Anthony Commer
Associate Professor
Edward Dambach
Assistant Professor
Daniel J. Cross
Associate Professor

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What internships are available through Geneva?

  • Summer undergraduate research positions at many major universities
  • Corporations such as U.S. Steel
  • The Technology Services Department at Geneva
  • Collaborations with engineering students on projects sponsored by the Center for Technology Development, which accepts real-world engineering projects from local businesses and organizations
U.S. News & World Report named Geneva a Top Three Best Value Regional University.

of Geneva graduates have jobs or are in graduate school one year after graduation.