Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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Why Choose the Public Health Program?

The Bachelor of Science degree in public health curriculum offers students a broad, integrated, and intentional education in science while also incorporating a well-rounded approach to develop knowledge, skills and abilities beyond a traditional life science experience. This curriculum fosters critical thinking and scientific reasoning while expanding learning to develop other skills crucial for today’s public health expert. Such skills will include scientific and technical writing, effective communication, leadership skills, community engagement, and a focus on community health. This program uniquely emphasizes scholastic coursework relevant to the scientist preparing to work in the diverse and dynamic field of public health.

Academics and Curriculum

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


Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Entrance Requirements

Requirements for direct admission into the Public Health degree program are in alignment with the Wright State University College of Science and Mathematics criteria, including: a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT Math score minimum of 22 or 520 on the SAT, and an ACT English score minimum of 23 or 530 on the SAT.

Students who intend to enter into the Public Health degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted will begin in University College. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the Public Health degree program: completed at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25, and earned a grade of “C” or higher in one of the following courses: BIO 1050BIO 1070BIO 1080BIO 1120BIO 1150CHM 1010CHM 1020, or CHM 1210.

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