Department of Physics

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Why Choose the Physics Program?

The B.S. in physics degree is designed for students who wish to gain a strong foundation in experimental and theoretical physics along with a solid background in mathematics that wish to pursue graduate school in physics or a related field, such as engineering, or directly enter the workforce and a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related field.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science 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

Students who intend to enter into the Physics Bachelor of Arts degree program 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 Physics Bachelor of Arts degree program:

  • Earned a grade of ā€œCā€ 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 Physics Bachelor of Arts degree 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