Undergraduate Programs

Biochemistry combines biology and chemistry to study living organisms at the cellular and molecular levels. Biochemists try to solve biological problems.

It’s easy to see how Biochemistry applies to medicine. A biochemist can investigate viruses and bacteria that cause human disease. They help develop treatments for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

Biochemistry is central to many other fields as well, including:

  • Agriculture (fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides)
  • Food science (food safety and preservation, flavor chemistry)
  • Cosmetics
  • Forensics (DNA analysis)

The University of Toledo offers a B.S. in Biochemistry.

B.S. Degree

  • For undergraduates who want to be professional chemists and continue their studies in graduate school
  • For undergraduates considering professional programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry and veterinary science
  • Mathematically rigorous
  • Certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society
  • Grads typically get jobs with significant responsibility in laboratories in the chemical, pharmaceutical, clinical and allied professional industries

Top Reasons to Study Biochemistry at UToledo

  1. Award-winning, research-active faculty.
    Our professors study everything from the smallest molecular structures to how chemistry impacts the environment. We encourage undergraduates to get involved in faculty research, and even offer part-time research positions in labs. Students often present their results at conferences and publish their work in scientific literature.
  2. Top-of-the-line instruments and labs.
    UToledo biochem students use advanced equipment they’ll find on the job, in academic and corporate research facilities. Our instruments include:
    • High-field NMR spectrometers
    • High-resolution mass spectrometers
    • Powder and single crystal X-ray diffractometers


What jobs can I get with a Biochemistry degree?

UToledo graduates are employed in:

  • Applied Research & Developement
  • Biotechnology
  • Business & Sales
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Companies 
  • Educational Institutions
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Forensics
  • Government Policy 
  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Science

They work as:

  • Biochemists
  • Biological Scientists
  • Chemical Safety Specialists
  • Forensic Scientists
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Medical Scientists
  • Research Scientists
  • Science Technician

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo has an exchange program with the University of Salford, England. More than 200 UT pre-medical, chemistry and science students have studied at Salford since 1984.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 1/31/24