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.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree program in international studies consists of three parts: three years of study of one foreign language; the major core courses, which include ... [+]

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The international studies major offers students the opportunity to study international politics, economics, culture, and society. The major combines intensive study of a foreign language with an interdisciplinary curriculum of study chosen by a student in consultation with a faculty advisor.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in international studies consists of three parts: three years of study of one foreign language; the major core courses, which include introductory work in art history, economics, geography, history, political science, religion, and women, gender, and sexuality studies; and work in a specialized track.

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The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures is devoted exclusively to the training and education of undergraduate students in the areas of dance, motion pictures, and theatre. These programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures is empowered by the Ohio Revised Code to require particular preliminary training or talent for admission to specific programs, and each of the five B.F.A. degree programs has specific criteria for admission to each level of training. Students in all areas must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 by the end of the freshman year to continue in a theatre arts major. Students who wish to be admitted as majors in acting, acting/musical theatre, or dance must successfully pass an audition or interview. Transfer students are admitted into B.F.A. programs on the basis of a successful audition, interview, or portfolio presentation. The department has an open admissions policy for students wishing to major in the B.A. programs in theatre studies and motion pictures history, theory, and criticism, and B.F.A. programs in design/technology and motion pictures production.... [-]

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The Wright State University's College of Education and Health Services (CEHS) is in the process of proposing a new master’s degree program in athletic training (AT). ... [+]

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The Wright State University's College of Education and Health Services (CEHS) is in the process of proposing a new master’s degree program in athletic training (AT). As a result, the athletic training program is no longer accepting applications for undergraduate admission. The initial class is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2020 culminating in a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) as specified by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In 2015, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Strategic Alliance established a professional degree in AT at the master’s level. Institutions wishing to establish an entry-level, graduate AT program (GATP) must do so by 2022. Wright State AT Program was initially accredited in 2002 and has a long history of producing excellent athletic training professionals.... [-]

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The management information systems major trains students for careers in systems analysis, business systems design, and information technology management. ... [+]

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Two majors are available: management information systems and supply chain management.

The management information systems major trains students for careers in systems analysis, business systems design, and information technology management. The program strongly emphasizes business and organizational studies as well as information systems technology. Students in this program will study business systems analysis, business systems design, and computer programming. Other technical and business areas in the program focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems in a variety of organizational settings. The program includes course work in information system design and development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications. The program also covers business fundamentals in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Enginee ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree offers a curriculum in the study of computer systems including the design, construction, and overall operations with a major focus on hardware. It includes the study of digital circuits, embedded systems programming languages, and operating systems. The program provides solid mathematics, basic science, and engineering science base that is common to all quality engineering programs.

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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree offers a curriculum in the study of the software aspects of computer systems including the study of algorithms and data ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree offers a curriculum in the study of the software aspects of computer systems including the study of algorithms and data structures, programming languages, software methodology and tools, data management and analysis.

In addition to offering well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, and flexible programs for working professionals, both degree programs afford students with unique opportunities for research in the local area.

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The Earth Sciences Concentration focuses on the physical aspects of the earth. This includes the processes that shape its surface (both land and water) and interior. This ... [+]

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The Earth Sciences Concentration focuses on the physical aspects of the earth. This includes the processes that shape its surface (both land and water) and interior. This field is also known as geology. It focuses on current and past processes. Many professional earth scientists work to protect natural resources, including water and environments. Professional earth scientists also explore for new resources such as oil, gas, or minerals.

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers research and educational programs that focus on earth processes and complex ecosystems. We explore interactions among processes that involve the biosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere, fostering a cross-disciplinary perspective to meet the current and future challenges of resource development, conservation, and environmental health and quality.... [-]

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The Department of Electrical Engineering will offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.

The curriculum offers students an in-depth foundation in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from the ground up by an interdisciplinary team of Wright State University faculty. This program uniquely emphasizes how requisite coursework from multiple fields of engineering and computer science relates to and can be applied to engineering technology, and is achieved via pedagogical best practices focused on engaging students in their learning, such that they are actively involved in understanding engineering concepts and ideas, and fostering scientific creativity and critical thinking.... [-]

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The Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in industrial and systems engineering leading to the Bachelor of Sc ... [+]

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The Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in industrial and systems engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The Industrial and Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This program emphasizes the evaluation, design, and improvement of complex systems. The program recognizes the central role of people in such systems, as both operators and beneficiaries, and provides the breadth of knowledge necessary to design systems from a user-centered perspective. The curriculum provides a broad basis in mathematics, science, and engineering including core courses in industrial engineering, operations research, manufacturing, and the human aspects of system design. Students are trained through a collection of traditional engineering courses as well as industrial and systems engineering topics. Core industrial and systems engineering topics include probability and statistics, ergonomics, system design, optimization, simulation, production systems, engineering economics, human factors, and usability engineering.... [-]

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The B.S. in Information Technology and Cybersecurity prepares students for real-world problem solving, focusing on meeting the needs of organizations through the selectio ... [+]

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The B.S. in Information Technology and Cybersecurity prepares students for real-world problem solving, focusing on meeting the needs of organizations through the selection, creation, application, integration, and administration of computing technologies. Students will be educated in the fundamentals of networking, cybersecurity, programming, information management, web development and web systems, system administration and system integration with advanced coursework to build on the fundamentals to provide depth.

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The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Both programs are a ... [+]

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The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. These programs cover traditional engineering fundamentals and develop the skills for modern engineering analysis and design. Laboratory and computer experience are integrated throughout the curriculum. Most required courses are offered in both day and evening sections at least once a year.

Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the basic principles of mechanical engineering. Demonstrate engineering competency in one of two concentration areas: design or thermofluids. Recognize the need for life‐long learning. Demonstrate their ability to communicate engineering ideas and techniques. Demonstrate a mathematical competency above that of an undergraduate engineering student. Why Choose Mechanical Engineering? ... [-]
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Every organization, whether public or private, produces goods and/or delivers services to customers and clients. Effective management of these production and service operations is critical to the success of an organization. Operations professionals manage and coordinate activities to balance the needs of the consumer with the resources of the firm. For many firms, these efforts increasingly extend beyond a single physical location and require coordination within a global pipeline of suppliers and contractors. This requires an effective and efficient flow of both materials and information among all parts of the supply chain, with the overall goal of satisfying the ultimate consumer.... [-]

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