About us

Wright State University is a national public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students including nearly 1000 international students from over 60 countries. Offering 295-degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education in the American heartland.

Who we are

Mission

We transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

We will:

  • Build a solid foundation for student success at all levels through high-quality, innovative programs;
  • Conduct scholarly research and creative endeavors that impact the quality of life;
  • Engage in meaningful community service;
  • Drive the economic revitalization of our region and our state and empower all of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to develop professionally, intellectually, and personally.

Vision

Wright State University, inspired by the creative spirit of the Wright brothers, will be Ohio’s most learning-centered and innovative university, known and admired for our inclusive culture that respects the unique value of each of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni and for the positive transformative impact we have on the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

Values

Wright State University values

  • People: Success, diversity
  • Learning: Discovery, innovation, scholarship
  • Partnerships: Regional, entrepreneurial, global
  • Relationships: Collegial, professional, ethical
  • Sustainability: Social justice, economic opportunity, environmental protection
  • Stewardship: Fiscal, intellectual

About Our Region

The Dayton region is known as the crossroads of innovation, but it is much more.

Located in the Miami Valley region of southwestern Ohio, Dayton is a mid-sized city surrounded by a diverse metropolitan area of almost a million residents. Dayton ranked No. 2 on Livability’s list of the Best Affordable Places to Live. “The real bargain that comes from living in Dayton is the high quality of life residents enjoy,” according to Livability.com. “Dayton offers a rich assortment of things to do, from outdoor recreation that includes canoeing and ice skating to cultural amenities, like the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.”

One of the Best

  • "Best Places to Live" - U.S. News and World Report
  • "America's Most Affordable Cities" - Forbes
  • "Top-10 Cities for Career Opportunities" - SmartAsset
  • "Top-10 Most Artistic Mid-Sized Cities" - Gogobot
  • "The 25 Best Towns of 2017" - Outside
  • "These U.S. Cities Have the Most Green Spaces" - National Geographic

History

The Miami Valley has a long history of innovation. In the early 1900s, Dayton became the invention capital of the United States, with the most patents per capita. As the birthplace of aviation, Dayton is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force—the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world and Ohio’s No. 1 tourist attraction—and one of the country’s premier air shows. The city’s other influential inventions include the cash register, the self-starting ignition for automobiles, the pop-top beverage can, the electric wheelchair, the stepladder, and the parking meter. Visitors can explore this rich history and see the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, a large collection of cash registers, and other gems of local history at Carillon Historical Park.

Fine and Performing Arts

The region’s arts scene is more vibrant than that of many larger cities. The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is a world-class facility offering the best in local, national, and international performing artists. Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra call the Schuster Center home, and it showcases the latest Broadway shows and traveling productions. The city’s cultural flavor also includes the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, the Human Race Theatre Company, and numerous community arts organizations. The historic Victoria Theatre is the stage for many of these performers, and five other major-event venues also host shows and concerts. In the world of visual arts, the Dayton Art Institute offers an outstanding collection of 26,000 works of art.

The Great Outdoors

The Miami Valley is a great place for outdoor adventurers. The area has seven MetroParks, as well as more than 35,000 acres of parks, nature preserves, and a popular river corridor along the Great Miami River. Bikers can explore more than 330 miles of trails, with more coming through rails-to-trails initiatives. Rural Greene County offers hiking in the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, camping and hiking in John Bryan State Park, and canoeing along the Little Miami River, Ohio’s first stream to be named a National Scenic River.

Sports

Sports enthusiasts are glad to call Raider Country home. With Wright State’s NCAA D-I sports program and professional teams in Columbus and Cincinnati, the region provides ample opportunities for sports fans. The NCAA includes Dayton in its list of Nine Great Basketball Towns. Each year the NCAA tournament begins in Dayton, site of the First Four games that trim the field to a 64-team bracket. The Dayton Dragons baseball team was named one of the “Top Ten Hottest Tickets in Sports” by Sports Illustrated magazine.

Shopping and Dining

The area’s largest shopping mall, the Mall at Fairfield Commons, is located near Wright State’s campus. The Greene—a 72-acre town center featuring pedestrian-friendly streets, retail stores, and restaurants—is just 15 minutes away. Unique restaurants and shops are part of downtown Dayton’s historic Oregon District. The region is “hopping” with more than a dozen microbreweries, and the New York Times named The Pine Club steakhouse one of the “World’s Ten Greatest Traditional Dining Institutions.”

Weekend Getaways

The Miami Valley’s prime position near the intersection of Interstate 70 and Interstate 75 makes it easy to visit major cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, and Indianapolis. The Midwest’s largest amusement and waterpark, Kings Island, is just 35 miles south of Dayton. World-class museums, indoor and outdoor concert halls, riverboat cruises, award-winning zoos, and professional sports teams are all within a one-hour drive.

Raider Country

Raider Country is the contiguous 16-county region in western Ohio anchored by Wright State University’s two campuses. Also, home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the region is known for its strengths in information technology, aerospace research and development, advanced materials engineering, and health and human services. Raider Country features gourmet restaurants, eclectic shops, green spaces, and excellent schools.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in biomedical engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedi ... [+]

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Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in biomedical engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. The biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. engineering is concerned with solving and understanding problems in biology and medicine by using principles, methods, and approaches drawn from engineering science and technology. Biomedical engineering students work in modern teaching laboratories structured around computer-based engineering workstations and receive intensive academic training in engineering design and analysis principles as well as life science concepts. The senior design course integrates learning in previous engineering courses to solve actual biomedical engineering problems that help prepare students for employment or graduate study. The curriculum provides a solid foundation of courses in physical, life, and engineering sciences, as well as mathematics. Courses in biomedical engineering advance and apply the engineering science to medical devices and living systems.... [-]

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The Sports Science concentration will incorporate both classrooms and supervised practical experiences to prepare undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and a ... [+]

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The Sports Science concentration will incorporate both classrooms and supervised practical experiences to prepare undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work as professionals in the health and fitness industry. Candidates who compete in this program will be eligible to apply for the ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor certification.

Entry-level health and fitness professionals will be skilled in evaluating health behaviors, risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, developing and implementing safe and effective exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. Health and fitness professionals can perform these activities in the commercial, university, corporate, or community settings where their clients participate in health promotion, fitness, and sports performance activities.... [-]

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The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Neuroscience. The curriculum offers students ... [+]

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The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Neuroscience. The curriculum offers students an in-depth foundation in neuroscience developed from the ground up by an interdisciplinary team of Wright State University faculty. This program uniquely emphasizes how prerequisite coursework from multiple fields of science relates to and can be applied to neuroscience. This is achieved via pedagogical best practices focused on engaging students in their learning such that they are actively involved in understanding neuroscience concepts and ideas and fostering scientific creativity and critical thinking.... [-]

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The nursing program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, is designed to meet students’ individual needs. One program option is available for ... [+]

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The nursing program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, is designed to meet students’ individual needs. One program option is available for registered nurses who want to earn a B.S.N. degree and is an online program. An honors program is available for students with superior academic ability.

The professional nurse is increasingly being viewed as the nucleus of the health care system, as well as serving as an advocate for health care consumers. Therefore, Wright State’s program prepares self-directed graduates who can function as generalists in a number of settings and work in collaboration with other health professionals to coordinate and improve the health care of individuals, families, and communities.... [-]

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The Department of Biological Sciences will offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in public health. The curriculum offers students a broad, integrat ... [+]

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The Department of Biological Sciences will offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in public health. The curriculum offers students a broad, integrated, and intentional education in science while also incorporating a well-rounded approach to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities beyond a traditional life science experience. This curriculum fosters critical thinking and scientific reasoning while expanding learning to develop other skills crucial for today’s public health expert. Such skills will include scientific and technical writing, effective communication, leadership skills, community engagement, and a focus on community health. This program uniquely emphasizes scholastic coursework relevant to the scientist preparing to work in the diverse and dynamic field of public health.... [-]

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MSc

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Our innovative program provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of theoretical concepts that comprise pharmacology and toxicology, providing both historic ... [+]

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The program leading to the Master of Science degree in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will prepare students for careers in industry, government, education, and research organizations or for further professional training. It is offered in close cooperation with the U.S. Air Force and Navy Toxicology Laboratories located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

This program differs from other undergraduate major or masters level programs currently offered at Wright State University, both conceptually and with respect to employment and career options. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of theoretical concepts that comprise these disciplines, providing both historical context and state-of-the-art technical approaches to solving pharmacological and toxicological problems. This goal of providing students with a career-oriented yet theoretically based education will be accomplished within the core curriculum through the combination of text and literature-based lectures, complemented by laboratory instruction and journal club-type seminars, and culminating with a thesis research project.... [-]

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Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is pleased to offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, a graduate program for leaders in public health. Bot ... [+]

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Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is pleased to offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, a graduate program for leaders in public health. Both a generalist track and health promotion and education concentration are available. The M.P.H. program is founded on the principles of community-academic partnership, with the strength of seven Colleges/Schools at Wright State University, collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, and participation with 24 health districts throughout a sixteen county region.

The program is the first in the nation to incorporate a community-based, interdisciplinary educational program in public health with this particular combination of colleges and schools. While grounded in traditional classroom instruction, distance learning plays a key role in the program. The program is responsive to the educational needs of working professionals in southwestern Ohio who serve over 2.8 million residents.... [-]

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