Undergraduate Catalog

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Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

To graduate with a bachelor's degree from Wright State University, all students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Credit Hours-A minimum of 183 credit hours must be earned in approved courses.
  • Grade Point Average-A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be earned for courses taken at Wright State University.
  • General Education-The university's general education requirements must be completed.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum-The university's Writing Across the Curriculum requirements must be met.
  • Residence Regulations-A minimum of 45 credit hours must be earned at Wright State University.Credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit. At least 15 of the last 45 hours of credit must be earned at Wright State. A minimum of 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above must be earned at Wright State.
Students must also fulfill all program requirements set by departments, colleges, and schools, some of which exceed these university minimums; see individual program requirements for details. Advisors in University College and in the colleges and schools are available for information and guidance in formulating programs of study.

Responsibility for registering in appropriate classes, scheduling, and fulfilling all university and program requirements for graduation rests with the student.

Students who are continuously enrolled or eligible to enroll continuously (students are eligible to enroll continuously if they are enrolled during any part of the calendar year) may elect to meet either the university requirements that were in effect when they entered Wright State or the university requirements that came into effect while they were continuously enrolled. Students who were not enrolled continuously must meet the university requirements in effect when they were readmitted to the university.

Students must meet the college or school requirements in effect when they are admitted to the college or school, and they must meet the program requirements in effect when they are admitted to a specific program or major. Students who are not enrolled continuously may be required to meet the college, school, or program requirements in effect when they are readmitted to a program. In addition, students who have not completed their program in seven years may have their college, school, or program requirements revised.

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