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 the application for admissions.

Specific requirements for admission to the college are listed below by application type.

Prospective Students

When you are admitted to Wright State as an incoming freshman with a declared major, 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 grade point average (GPA) meet the criteria listed below. 

  • Have a high school grade point average ≥ 3.00
  • ACT Math score ≥ 22  or SAT Math score  520 
  • ACT English score  23 or SAT English score  530 

You will begin in University College (UC) as an intending science and mathematics major if you do not meet the criteria to be a direct admit into CoSM. You may apply for admission to CoSM once you have satisfied the major's specific requirements for UC to CoSM transfer. Click on "Current Students" tab for more information.

Current Students

Current students who are interested in adding or changing their major can be admitted to a CoSM department when:

  • Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science: Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and earn a grade of  "C" or higher in BIO 1120 or 1150. 
  • Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science: Completion of at least 16 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 along with one course in CoSM of the chosen major (or transfer equivalent) with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Completion of at least 16 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a grade of "C" or higher in MTH 2300.  
  • Psychology: Completion of at least 20 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and earn a  2.25 GPA across all  psychology courses (a minimum of two psychology classes must be completed).

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

University College students will be automatically transferred into their intended CoSM major once they have satisfied the program specific admission criteria listed above.

Returning Students

You must reapply to Wright State if you have been absent for 3 or more consecutive semesters. To be admitted to a department in the College of Science and Mathematics, you must satisfy the specific entrance requirements:

  • Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science: Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and earn a grade of  "C" or higher in BIO 1120 or 1150. 
  • Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science: Completion of at least 16 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 along with one course in CoSM of the chosen major (or transfer equivalent) with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Completion of at least 16 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a grade of "C" or higher in MTH 2300.
  • Psychology: Completion of at least 20 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and earn a  2.25 GPA across all  psychology courses (a minimum of two psychology classes must be completed).

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

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

Transfer Students

Transfer students who are interested in pursuing a science and mathematics degree can be admitted to a department when; 

  • Biological Sciences (all options) and Clinical Laboratory Science: Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and earn a grade of  "C" or higher in BIO 1120 or 1150.
  • Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science: Completion of at least 16 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 along with one course in CoSM of the chosen major (or transfer equivalent) with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Completion of at least 16 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a grade of "C" or higher in MTH 2300.
  • Psychology: Completion of at least 20 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and earn a  2.25 GPA across 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.

Contact the Transfer Resource Center for general information about transfering to Wright State.

Students who complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at a partner community college may be eligible for The College of Science and Mathematics Transfer Scholarship.