Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

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Why Choose the Biological Sciences Program?

The Bachelor of Science curriculum offers a broad, integrated, and in-depth approach to the life sciences. Departmental requirements consist of a balanced core of courses selected from several subject areas, combined with elective courses from the Department of Biological Sciences and other life science departments such as Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This degree program can accommodate students with such differing interests and objectives as graduate work in molecular biology, laboratory work in microbiology, or field work in ecology. The B.S. degree also can serve as preprofessional preparation for programs such as medical, dental, or veterinary sciences, or for education licensure.

Academics and Curriculum

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

Bachelor of Science 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

To apply for admission in the College of Science and Mathematics, students must fill out a “Change of Major” form and declare their area of emphasis (this can be done online through WINGS Express). Often students who have declared “biology” as their area of interest on their Wright State admissions applications will be automatically sent to the College of Science and Mathematics from University College when entrance requirements are met. If this is not the case, students must fill out a change of major form and declare one of the following areas:

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences
  • B.A. in Biological Sciences
  • B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • B.S. in Public Health
  • B.A. in Public Health

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

Success Stories

Justin Kelley is pursuing a M.D./M.P.H. dual degree at the Boonshoft School of Medicine to prepare for a medical career in health policy and management.