Admission to the College

Prospective, Current, Returning, and Transfer

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All students who are interested in a science and mathematics degree should apply through the Wright State University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants should indicate their desired major on their application.

After being admitted to the university, you may apply for admission to the College of Science and Mathematics. Specific requirements for admission to the college are listed below.

Learn about the new CoSM Transfer Scholarship Program 

The application process and PDF document can be printed from the above link. Forward your completed application to Student Services in 106 Oelman Hall or you may call (937) 775-3180 should you have any questions.

Prospective Students

When you are admitted to Wright State as an incoming freshman, and know what you want to major in, you may receive notice that you have been "directly admitted" to the College of Science and Mathematics. This will happen if your standardized test scores and gradepoint average meet the criteria listed below. Otherwise you will begin in University College.

  • Have a high school grade point average > 3.25
  • ACT Math score 25 or higher
  • SAT Math score 580 or higher

Current Students

Once you decide on a major, you can be admitted to a department when you:

  • Complete at least 16 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
  • Complete at least one course in the College of Science and Mathematics of the chosen major (or transfer equivalent) with a minimum grade of "C".

Some departments have specific entrance requirements; please review the additional requirements for the following majors:

  • Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science: Cumulative GPA of 2.25
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Completion of MTH 2300 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Psychology: Cumulative GPA of 2.25, 20 semester hours, 2.25 GPA from all psychology courses (a minimum of two psychology classes must be completed)

To request a change of major you must log on to your Wings Express account and select the "Registration and Records" menu then "Major/Minor Change Request" option. At the time of your acceptance in to a CoSM degree program you will be assigned to an academic advisor in your new major. 

Returning Students

If you have been absent for three or more semesters, you must reapply to Wright State and meet the admissions requirements. Returning students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.To be admitted to a department in the College of Science and Mathematics, you must satisfy the entrance requirement for the college, which are:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0, 16 semester and completion of one course in chosen major with a grade of C or higher

Additional requirements for specific majors:

  • Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science: Cumulative GPA of 2.25
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Completion of MTH 2300 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Psychology: Cumulative GPA of 2025, 20 semester hours, 2.25 GPA from all psychology courses (a minimum of two psychology classes must be completed)

If you were dismissed you may apply for readmission by petition after a three semesters absence.

If you have not attended Wright State for three years (9 consecutive semesters) you may wish to take advantage of the Fresh Start Rule. This rule may help in recalculating your earlier GPA.

Transfer Students

You must complete at least 16 semester hours with a minimum GPA  of 2.0 overall, and complete at least one course in the College of Science and Mathematics in the chosen major or transfer equivalent with a minimum grade of "C".

Additional requirements for specific majors:

  • Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science: Cumulative GPA of 2.25
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Completion of MTH 2300 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Psychology: Cumulative GPA of 2025, 20 semester hours, 2.25 GPA from all psychology courses (a minimum of two psychology classes must be completed)

Please visit Wright State's Transfer Admissions Articulation Agreements webpage to get an idea about which of your courses may transfer.

Apply Now!

For more information, email the College of Science and Mathematics at Cosm@wright.edu or call (937) 775-3180.