Physics Department

Physics at Grinnell combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive community of faculty and students. You apply your intellectual curiosity to classical and modern theory — and get extensive laboratory experience in technically advanced facilities and via faculty-student research, off-campus research, seminars, and internships. Physics also supports a 3-2 program in engineering and offers exceptional opportunities and facilities in astronomy. Physics can prepare you for graduate study or careers involving physics in academic, public, and private settings.


First-year student Bazil Mupisiri ’18 makes a difference in Zimbabwe and Grinnell.

The Grinnell Science Project pre-orientation program primes students for academic success.