Department of Physics

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Dual Major

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Why Choose the Physics and Mathematics Program?

The dual major in physics and mathematics is designed for students majoring in physics who wish to gain a strong background in mathematics. This can be particularly valuable for those planning graduate study. 

Academics and Curriculum

Since the physics major requires 34 hours of mathematics, and the mathematics component of the major requires 45 hours, 11 additional hours of mathematics need to be taken. 

View the Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Dual Major program information and degree requirements 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