photo of a studentA transfer student who has completed the Ohio transfer module at a previous institution is considered to have completed the Wright State Core.

A transfer student who has not completed the transfer module may satisfy Wright State University's Core requirements by combining courses completed at a previous college or university with courses in the WSU Core initiated in Fall 2012. These courses must total at least thirty-seven credits and comply with the following distribution requirements:

Element I: Communication

  • One first-year writing course
  • One second-year writing course

Area II: Mathematics

  • One mathematics course

Area III: Global Traditions

  • One interdisciplinary Global Studies course
  • One history course

Area IV: Arts/Humanities

  • One course 

Area V: Social Science

  • Two courses from different social science categories

Area VI: Natural Science

  • Two lecture/lab science courses

Two additional Core courses from any of the Elements

Courses Completed Prior to Matriculation at Wright State


 

A transfer course completed prior to matriculation at WSU that meets any one of the following three criteria may be applied toward WSU’s Core requirements.

I. The course is equivalent to a WSU Core course.

II. The course is not equivalent to a WSU Core course but is part of an institution’s approved Ohio Transfer Module.
 

III. The course was completed at an institution without an approved Ohio Transfer Module and both of the following conditions are satisfied:
a) The course is included in the institution’s General Education program.
b) The course significantly addresses the learning objectives of an Element of the WSU Core.

A transfer course that meets one of the above criteria may be applied to any Core Element for which the learning objectives are significantly addressed.

Courses Completed Subsequent to Matriculation at Wright State

To be applicable to a WSU Core requirement, a transfer course completed subsequent to matriculation at WSU must be equivalent to the WSU Core course being replaced.

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All Ohio public institutions of higher education have identified courses as part of their Ohio Transfer Module (OTM), which is a subset or the complete set of that college’s or university’s general education requirements in A.A., A.S. and baccalaureate degrees. The OTM contains 54-60 quarter hours or 36-40 semester hours of course credit in English composition; mathematics, statistics and formal/symbolic logic; arts/humanities; social and behavioral sciences; and natural sciences.

Courses approved in each of the five OTM areas will be applied toward the Wright State Core as follows:

  • English: Composition—Approved OTM courses will be applied toward Element 1.
  • English: Oral Communication—Approved OTM courses will be applied toward Element 1 (does not satisfy the writing requirement of Element 1 but may be counted as an additional Core course).
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Logic—Approved OTM courses will be applied toward Element 2.
  • Social Sciences—Approved OTM courses will be applied toward either Element 5 or Element 3, depending on the learning outcomes of the course and the student’s need to meet distribution requirements.
  • Arts and Humanities—Approved OTM courses will be applied toward either Element 4 or Element 3, depending on the learning outcomes of the course and the student’s need to meet distribution requirements.
  • Natural Sciences—Approved OTM courses will be applied toward Element 6.

Note: Any additional Transfer Module courses not applied to the categories above may count toward the required 37 hours in the Wright State Core provided the area distribution requirements have been satisfied (using courses listed above) and the courses were completed prior to matriculation at WSU.

Integrated Writing (IW) Courses in the Wright State Core

A transfer student who has completed the transfer module that is part of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy will be considered as having met the Writing in the Core requirements.

Transfer students who have not completed the Ohio Transfer Module but who have completed the equivalent of the Wright State Core when they matriculate at Wright State will be considered as having met the IW requirement in the Wright State Core.

Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of less than 50% (less than 19 semester hours) of the Wright State Core when they matriculate at Wright State must complete two IW courses in the Wright State Core.

Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of 50-75% (19-28 semester hours) of the Wright State Core when they matriculate must complete one IW course within the Wright State Core.

Transfer students who have already completed the equivalent of 75% or more of the Wright State Core may satisfy the IW requirement by completing one IW course in the Wright State Core or by preparing an acceptable portfolio that includes writing on demand or by completing an approved advanced writing course.

NOTE: All transfer students must complete two IW courses in the major. Any additional IW course completed in the major beyond the two used to meet the major requirement can be used to complete the IW requirement in the Core.

Multicultural (MC) courses in the Wright State Core

A transfer student who has completed the transfer module that is part of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy will be considered as having met the Multicultural Competence requirements.

Transfer students who have not completed the Ohio Transfer Module, but who have completed the equivalent of the Wright State Core when they matriculate at Wright State will be considered as having met the Multicultural Competence in the Wright State Core.

Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of 50% or more (more than 19 semester hours) of the Wright State Core when they matriculate at Wright State must complete one Multicultural Competence course in the Wright State Core.

Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of less than 50% (less than semester hours) of the Wright State Core when they matriculate must complete two Multicultural Competence courses within the Wright State Core.