Department of Physics

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

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Why Choose the Physics Program?

The Bachelor of Arts in physics degree is designed for students who wish to couple a solid foundation in physics to a non-technical and creative arts field, such as writing, philosophy, political science, or other College of Liberal Arts majors. Likewise, students can obtain technical background in physics along with obtaining a background in business for those interested in business development opportunities.


A physics degree prepares students for any one of a number of almost limitless career opportunities. Nearly half of our graduates go off to graduate school in fields that include physics, engineering (electrical, biomedical, aerospace, mechanical), education, non-profit organizations, business, and medical school. Many physics graduates successfully enter and complete any graduate program that interests them! Other graduates directly enter the workforce and are employed in STEM-related technical fields with both large and small companies in the Dayton area and nationally. These positions are typically engineering, software (programming), and applied research positions. The power of the physics degree is the solid core in mathematics and physics (theoretical and experimental skills) that provides you with a foundation for any one of a number of career opportunities. This solid foundation allows you to adapt and excel in nearly any emerging scientific and technical field in an ever-changing and increasingly complex world. 

Academics and Curriculum

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


Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Declaring your Major

If you intend to enter into the physics B.A. degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school, you will be admitted as a pre-major. Once you have satisfied the following criteria, you can be admitted into the 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 Wright State students interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the program 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