Department of Mathematics and Statistics

What Kind of High School Prep Do I Need?

First-semester freshmen entering Wright State University are expected to have completed the following in their high school studies:

  • four years of English
  • three years of mathematics, including Algebra I and Algebra II
  • three years of social sciences, including two years of history
  • three years of science
  • two years of one foreign language
  • one year in the arts

Students who have not met these requirements in high school will enter Wright State University under a "Directed Advising" program and will be required to remove any deficiencies before graduating from Wright State.

Information about admission, the above listed requirements, and the Directed Advising program can be obtained by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, telephone (937) 775-2211.

Important: The requirements listed above should be regarded as bare minimums.

High school students considering the study of mathematics, science, or engineering at any college or university should complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum which includes four years or more of mathematics and at least three years of science. Among the recommended mathematics courses are: geometry, trigonometry, as much algebra as is offered, analytic geometry, and beginning calculus (if available). In the sciences, one should take physics, chemistry, and biology, in addition to "general science" courses.

Finally, any college-bound student is advised to take many courses in such fundamental subjects as writing, literature, history, and foreign languages.