Physics

The physics program at Hope receives generous external funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, the Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Research Corporation, private industry and other sources.
  • The college has a research-intensive curriculum in which students collaborate with faculty members on a wide range of externally funded projects in fields including astrophysics, among other materials physics, nuclear physics and plasma physics.
  • Students and faculty members co-author and publish papers in prestigious physics journals and other disciplinary journals.
  • Internships are available in major industries. 
  • Hope has state-of-the-art physics laboratories, including a 1.7 million volt particle accelerator and attached microprobe facility for materials analysis.
  • About 80 percent of recent Hope physics majors pursue advanced degrees, many at top schools such as California Institute of Technology, University of California-Berkeley, Pennsylvania State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, and Mayo Medical School.
Hope College Department of Physics

27 Graves Place

Holland, MI 49423

616.395.7520