Department of Physics

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Physics Education Concentration

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Why Choose the Physics Education Program?

``... encouraged physics departments to take increased responsibility for the education of teachers.''
Resolution adopted by the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers (Physics in a New Era: An Overview, National Academy Press, Washington DC, 2001).

The Physics Education Program at Wright State currently consists of K-12 teacher preparation and college-level reforms. The program in Physics is part of the Science Education program of the College of Science and Mathematics in conjunction with the College of Education and Human Services.

The science education program at Wright State is somewhat unique in that most of the science educators hold joint appointments in the two colleges.

In addition to the academic year program, faculty conducts summer institutes for in-service teachers.

Academics and Curriculum

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


Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

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 “physics” 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 Physics
  • B.A. in Physics
  • B.S. in Physics and Mathematics

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