Undergraduate Application

Admission Requirements

Admission to Wayne State University is selective.  Graduates of accredited high schools can qualify for admission in two ways:

  1. Admission is assured for high school graduates with a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 ('B-minus') or better; or
  2. Admission is granted to high school graduates with a high school grade point average between 2.00 and 2.74 provided they obtained  a standard composite score of 21, or more, on the American College Test (ACT), or an aggregate score of 970, or more, on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Transfer students who have completed at least twelve (12) transferrable hours of college work at an accredited institution with a 2.00 ('C') cumulative grade point average will be considered for admission on the basis of that work.  Further information and details of the admission requirements and procedures for Wayne State can be found on p. 15 of the Undergraduate Bulletin


Application Procedure

For further admission information and application forms, visit http://www.admissions.wayne.edu.


Declaration of Physics Major

Students are  formally required to declare their major by the beginning of their junior year. It is however highly recommended to identify and declare the major in Physics as early as possible in order to take all the relevant math and physics courses in a timely and effective manner.

To declare a physics major, students should consult the departmental undergraduate adviser well in advance of making a formal declaration, since the acceptance of a declared major is subject to the advice and consent of the department.  Students must complete all courses in physics with an overall average of 'C' (2.00 GPA).


Financial Aid: Department of Physics Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships of $500 and $1000 are available to entering freshman and current full-time undergraduates who are majoring in physics. The selection of scholarship recipients is based primarily on scholastic achievement and secondarily on financial needs.

Scholarships awarded to incoming freshman physics majors may be renewed annually up to four years provided recipients make satisfactory progress in their class work.

Another scholarship is open to all full-time undergraduate physics majors with at least a 3.0 g.p.a.


For more information

Contact the Department of Physics & Astronomy, 135 Physics, or call (313) 577-2720.

Also, visit the website of the Wayne State Office of Student Financial Aid.