Undergraduate Programs

The University of Toledo boasts the most comprehensive undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences program in the nation. Undergraduates learn the science underlying the five major fields in our bachelor’s degree program.

Pharmacology and Toxicology is one of the most lab-oriented majors. Students learn:

  • The origin, nature, chemistry and uses of drugs
  • The effects of drugs on the body
  • How the body metabolizes drugs
  • The origin, nature and chemistry of toxicants

UToledo Pharmaceutical Sciences undergrads take classes on Main Campus during their first two years. Their final two years are spent on UToledo’s Health Science Campus. The campus is home to The University of Toledo Medical Center and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Top Reasons to Study pharmacology and toxicology at UToledo

  1. Hands-on lab experience.
    • Unlike many universities, UToledo emphasizes lab work from the start. Undergrads can take research courses early in their educational careers.
    • Strong, active faculty researchers encourage undergraduates to join them in the lab for independent study projects and internships. UToledo students have published research in scientific journals.
    • UToledo’s $25-million, LEED-certified pharmacy facility has state-of-the-art classrooms and lab spaces.
  2. Accelerated master’s program.
    Students in the pharmacology and toxicology program, as well as the medicinal and biological chemistry program, can earn a B.S. and M.S. in five years. Graduates also can pursue Ph.D. degrees at UToledo in experimental therapeutics or medicinal chemistry.
  3. Required 10-week internships.
     These experiences are invaluable when looking for jobs
  4. Professional career support.
    All undergraduates take seminars on professional skills and leadership. UToledo’s Institute for Leadership in the Sciences provides:
    • Education about leadership skills, ethics, effective communication and problem solving
    • Job search assistance and networking
    • Interview practice and resume help
    • Forums and advice on graduate and professional school applications
  5. Path to medical school and other professional degree programs.
    A bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences is excellent preparation for medical, dental and veterinary schools and physician assistant (P.A.) programs, as well as graduate M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
  6. Dual-Degree Option: B.S.P.S. - M.S. Law.
    We offer a 4+1 combined degree program in which you can earn your B.S.P.S. and M.S. in law in five years.


What jobs can I get with a pharmacology and toxicology degree?

Pharmacology/Toxicology students are prepared for careers in:

  • Biomedical industry
  • Environmental conservation and pollution control
  • Forensic sciences
  • Nutritional industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Scientific, civil service and governmental agencies

They are hired as:

  • Cancer researcher
  • Clinical development and testing professional
  • Lab director
  • Lab technician
  • Product safety evaluator
  • Quality control professional
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Research associate/scientist
  • Study director

Graduates often pursue further graduate study in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Physician Assistant, Dental, Nursing and Biomedical Sciences.

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.


The University of Toledo requires Pharmaceutical Science students to complete a 10-week internship at the end of their third years. This makes our program unique. Students also learn professional skills through our Institute for Leadership in the Sciences.

Internships help you:

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


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'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: 9/22/23