- 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.