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Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences

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Why Choose the Biological Sciences Program?

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculum allows for more versatility than the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) curriculum. This degree provides for a substantial foundation in the biological and physical sciences, while a large number of non-science electives allows students to meet their individual educational objectives. The B.A. degree is a great option for transfer students to consider because it is so flexible.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences Checklist and Advising Plan (PDF)


Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Entrance Requirements

For admission into the Department of Biological Sciences, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.25 overall
  • completion of at least one semester course in general biology (BIO 1120 or BIO 1150) with a grade of "C" or higher

After review by a departmental advisor, students will be notified via email of their acceptance. Once accepted, students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor who will help develop a program of study.

Declaring your Major

Students who intend to enter into the Biological Sciences degree programs but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the Biological Sciences degree program:

  • Earned a grade of “C” or higher in the following courses: BIO 1120, BIO 1120L, CHM 1210, and CHM 1210L.
  • Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the Biological Sciences degree programs by meeting the above criteria.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or