Undergraduate Programs

Demand for data scientists is growing as more businesses, government agencies and nonprofits use data to make informed decisions.

Data scientists are more involved on the front end of data, and they contribute to numerous fields by:

  • Gathering organizing and structuring large data sets from a variety of sources
  • Using statistical tools to extract meaningful information from large data sets for specific applications
  • Analyzing data to interpret information displayed in multiple different forms
  • Developing algorithms and new ways to gather and interpret data

Top Reasons to Study Data Science at UToledo

  1. Breadth of program.
    We take an interdisciplinary approach. Courses are taught by faculty from mathematicians and computer programmers to philosophers and artists. You’ll get exposure to social science data as well as health and natural science data. This broader focus gives you a greater perspective.
  2. Craft your path.

    UToledo’s Data Science program focuses on math, statistics, basic programming and health and science applications. You can choose an area of concentration or a minor that fits your career interests. Students interested in areas not listed can consult with their advisor.

    • Astrophysics
    • Computer Science and Engineering (minor)
    • Economics (minor)
    • Environmental Science
    • Geographic Information Science and Technology (minor)
    • Physics (minor)
    • Public Health
  3. Unique courses.
    You’ll learn more about data visualization — the ability to present data in a visual, understandable way — and how ethics plays a role in data, including ethically sourcing and presenting data.
  4. Learn by doing.
    Get practical experience in our capstone course. You’ll apply your knowledge of data science in your field of concentration. At UToledo, you can begin research projects as early as your first year. Conduct research alongside our faculty from a wide variety of disciplines including data science, economics and geography.
  5. Data-related graduate programs at UToledo.
    Further your career after graduation with a Master of Applied Business Analytics degree. You can pair data science with a business discipline, such as accounting, finance or marketing.

What jobs can I get with a Data Science degree?

Glassdoor calls data science one of the best jobs in America. Data science is a high-demand field with high salaries. Median annual salaries range from $114,000 to $130,000.

Some of the top industries hiring data scientists include:

  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Marketing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunication

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 faculty in the Data Science bachelor’s degree program comes from a wide variety of disciplines. And many have expertise in data science, including our professors in economics and geography.

This gives you an advantage when it comes to research. You have opportunities to work with faculty and gain practical skills. This experience also makes you more marketable.

Study Abroad

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

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: 11/16/23