Colleges and Schools

Raj Soin College of Business

The Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University

The Raj Soin College of Business offers 10 undergraduate degree programs and five master’s degrees. The curriculum emphasizes real-world experiences and entrepreneurship. The college’s facilities include: a trading lab where students manage $1 million in real stock portfolios; a coffee shop entirely run by students, who make marketing, pricing, and management decisions; and a data analytics and visual environment lab that allows students to explore big data like never before. The college is the first in the region to be accredited by AACSB International, the highest accrediting body of business and accounting degrees. Fewer than five percent of business programs and only 177 accredited institutions have separately accredited accounting programs. The college is among the top 1.2 percent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International in both business and accounting. The Bachelor of Science program in management information systems became the first business school program in Ohio to be accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and among the first 20 in the U.S. to achieve this status.


College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University

The College of Education and Human Services offers 11 bachelor’s and more than 40 graduate degrees, as well as teaching licensures, certificates, and endorsements. Graduates teach in nearly every school in the region. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Wright State Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction as No. 17 in the nation among online graduate education programs. Beyond teacher education, the college offers diverse programs such as rehabilitation counseling for severe disabilities or chemical dependency, sign language interpreting, and sports science/ athletic training. Organizational leadership and leadership development are some of the college’s largest programs.


College of Engineering and Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University

The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers 12 ABET-accredited bachelor’s degrees and 14 graduate degrees. In addition, all bachelor’s degree programs have a 4+1 option that allows students to complete both their B.S. and M.S. degrees in just five years. In 2001, the college developed a new approach to teaching engineering mathematics that has significantly improved student outcomes. By dramatically redesigning the calculus component of the engineering curriculum, the college has doubled the four-year graduation rates of its students. The Wright State model for engineering mathematics education is now being adopted by colleges and high schools across the country. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the industrial and human factors engineering online master’s program No. 38 nationally.


Graduate School

The Graduate School at Wright State University

The Graduate School embodies Wright State’s pioneering spirit of innovation through cutting-edge research, outstanding faculty and educational opportunities, and rich connections to the world around us. The Graduate School serves more than 3,000 students in more than 100 master’s programs and eight doctoral programs. It offers numerous graduate assistantships and fellowships to make attaining a high-quality graduate education affordable. Flexible class schedules and online options help accommodate each student’s individual needs. Several graduate programs have earned national accolades including those in business, education, engineering, and nursing.


Lake Campus

Wright State University Lake Campus

Lake Campus, a 173-acre campus on the shore of Grand Lake St. Marys, just a 90-minute drive from Wright State’s Dayton campus, makes higher education more accessible to rural west central Ohio. In 1969, the Western Ohio College in Celina became a Wright State branch campus. What was then a one-building college now has four buildings, more than 1,300 students, and a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Students enjoy small classes, affordable tuition, and a community-supported atmosphere. Lake Campus offers campus housing, student organizations, athletics, and a growing variety of degree options.


College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University

The College of Liberal Arts is a diverse college made up of 12 academic departments and six interdisciplinary programs, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs in the social sciences, the humanities, and fine and performing arts. The college’s theatre, dance, and motion pictures programs are some of the most selective at the university. The Applied Policy Research Institute gives students the opportunity to work on real-world projects that help nonprofit and government leaders create effective change. The Department of Political Science’s Model United Nations Team has won top honors at the national conference for a record 37 consecutive years.


Boonshoft School of Medicine

The Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University

The Boonshoft School of Medicine offers medical education leading to the M.D., M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., or M.D./M.P.H. degree for about 440 medical students; residency training in 13 medical specialties and fellowship training in 10 subspecialties for about 445 resident physicians and fellows; and master’s degree programs in aerospace medicine, pharmacology/ toxicology, and public health. Instead of operating a university-based hospital for clinical training, Wright State is affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals in the greater- Dayton area and has formal affiliation agreements with more than 25 other health care institutions in the Miami Valley. This model exposes medical students and resident physicians to a broad spectrum of patients and health care facilities. In addition to almost 465 full-time faculty, Wright State’s voluntary faculty include more than 1,250 physicians in private practice and other health care professionals in the community. A 2010 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ranks the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine fourth in the nation for its social mission, measured by the percentage of graduates who practice primary care, work in health professional shortage areas, or are underrepresented minorities.


Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health

The Wright State University–Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health

The Wright State University–Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health trains the nurses of the 21st century. Students can enroll in a four-year B.S.N. program, an R.N.-to-B.S.N. program, or an accelerated program option for military veterans with medical training. The college also offers a master’s degree with 10 concentration options, several graduate certificates, and an online Doctor of Nursing Practice program in partnership with the University of Toledo. Wright State is a leader in disaster management training. The National Disaster Health Consortium teaches military and civilian medical personnel to work together in emergency situations to more effectively respond to disasters.


School of Professional Psychology

The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University

The School of Professional Psychology is the public institution in Ohio that confers the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. The school admits only 25 new doctoral students each year and has no undergraduate programs. As a practitioner-model program, the school focuses on training students for professional clinical psychology practices. Students may elect to pursue added depth in the following emphasis areas: child, health/ rehab/neuropsychology, or forensic psychology. Clinical psychology students provide a broad array of essential mental health services to a diverse client population at the Ellis Human Development Institute, located on the west side of Dayton, about 20 minutes from campus.


College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University

The College of Science and Mathematics offers eight undergraduate programs, 15 master’s programs, and four doctoral programs. The largest departments in the college are biological sciences and psychology. Undergraduate research and experiential learning are key components of the curriculum. Students are linked to faculty members for research projects from their first year through graduation. The college also has a robust pre-health program that prepares students to become competitive applicants for many health professional programs including medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physician’s assistant.


University College

Student Success at Wright State

University College serves as the first academic home for more than 3,000 students. Professional academic advisors assist students in a successful transition into the college or major of their choice, while also providing services through its Academic Success Centers to ensure student academic achievement. Additionally, University College collaborates with all of Wright State’s degree-granting colleges to provide more than 50 first-year seminars, serving about 1,000 freshmen who share academic and social interests. University College also coordinates placement testing, tutoring, the common text program, and learning communities.