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 fieldwork 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.

If interested in the B.S., you may also choose among three concentrations: 

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
  • Biology Education

Learn more about these concentrations on the Biological Sciences Program Description website.


Our graduates are employed by

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Advanced Testing Laboratory
  • Aerotek
  • American Health Associates
  • Battelle Memorial Institute   
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Community Tissue Services/ Community Blood Center
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens  
  • Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)
  • Medpace
  • MedVet
  • MillerCoors
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources        
  • Pfizer
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Shaw Environmental
  • SpringCreek Fertility
  • UES Inc.
  • United Allergy Services

Our graduates work as

  • Biologists/Cell biologists
  • Cardiopulmonary technician
  • Clinical allergy specialist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Conservation worker
  • Data scientist
  • Ecology lab technician
  • Embryologist/andrologist
  • Formulation technician
  • Genetic counselor
  • Health services manager
  • Laboratory manager
  • Microbiology technician
  • Pharmaceutical/medical product sales representative
  • Researchers/research aAssistants
  • Toxicologist

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.

Academics and Curriculum

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


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