Undergraduate Programs

Philosophy majors at The University of Toledo learn how to read and critically evaluate complex and meaningful texts that deal with a wide array of important questions. Using these classical and contemporary texts, students explore questions and problems that help us understand human nature and our relationship to the world.

UToledo’s Philosophy program explores multiple traditions and considers problems from a range of perspectives. We also offer interdisciplinary courses that examine  issues in biology, psychology, mathematics and medicine.

Our graduates learn skills that lead to rewarding careers in a multitude of professions.

Top Reasons to Study Philosophy at UToledo

  1. A comprehensive Philosophy curriculum.
    UToledo’s B.A. program in Philosophy incorporates multiple philosophical traditions. Our strengths include top-notch faculty in:
    • Continental and analytic traditions
    • Contemporary European philosophy
    • Philosophy of science
    • Philosophy of psychology and neuroscience
  2. Partnership with Religious Studies program.
    This unique relationship creates an opportunity for UToledo’s philosophy majors to study Eastern and Islamic intellectual traditions, as well as courses in the philosophy of religion.  
  3. Cutting-edge curriculum.
    • Multidisciplinary study. Our Philosophy students can fulfill requirements by taking classes in many university departments, including psychology, disability studies, women’s and gender studies, history, mathematics and more. This allows students to work in many fields simultaneously and develop cross-disciplinary skills and expertise.  
    • New, inventive classes address contemporary concerns and research — computers and culture, philosophy of sports, contemporary culture and science fiction, the role of science in society, and many more. Our faculty tackles modern questions that prepare students for the modern world.
  4. Top faculty in the field.
    UToledo professors have earned graduate degrees from some of the top philosophy programs in the world.
  5. Excellent pre-med or pre-law major.
    Studying philosophy is great preparation for careers in law, medicine, higher management and science. UToledo’s Philosophy majors develop strong skills in problem solving, logic and abstract reasoning.
    • Philosophy majors have the highest overall scores in the GRE and LSAT exams (standardized professional and graduate school admissions tests). They also have the highest rate of acceptance into med school of any major.


What jobs can I get with a Philosophy degree?

In addition to being well-suited for careers in business and the law, Philosophy is excellent training for careers in:

  • Academia
  • Business/Management
  • Clinical ethics consulting in hospitals and businesses
  • Education
  • Government consulting in ethical and political issues and the development of public policy
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Social Work

UToledo philosophy graduates often enter graduate school or other professional programs.

Our students have been accepted to:

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York
  • Emory University
  • Ohio State University
  • The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech

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'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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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: 3/8/24