Undergraduate Programs

Students majoring in Public Health at The University of Toledo study how to create programs that promote health and prevent disease. Their goal: to improve the quality of life for people in communities all over the world. 

UToledo's Public Health program is housed within the College of Health and Human Services in the School of Population Health and explores critical health issues, such as:

  • Disease prevention
  • Environmental health
  • Health behavior
  • Human sexuality
  • Nutrition
  • Substance abuse

UToledo’s focus is hands-on practice. Public Health undergraduates:

  • Opportunities to shadow health professionals during their first year
  • Earn credit through "mini-internships" with community agencies or organizations during their second year
  • Complete internships during their fourth year

Public health is a growing field with a variety of employment opportunities.

Top Reasons to Study Public health at UToledo

  1. Hands-on learning.
    All students complete internships and have the opportunity to volunteer in the community.  
  2. Undergrad research opportunities.
    Our award-winning, Public Health faculty has diverse research interests and encourages students to get involved. Faculty members have published extensively on such topics as:
    • Cancer prevention
    • Child and adolescent health
    • Death and dying
    • Human sexuality
    • Minority health
    • Nutrition
    • Substance use
  3. Networking.
    UToledo has educated Public Health and health education majors at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels for more than 30 years. The College of Health and Human Services has one of the most active alumni affiliates at UToledo. This offers a great networking opportunity for graduates looking for jobs.
  4. Pre-med track.
    The public health major is a great fit for students interested in medical careers.
  5. Advanced degrees.
    You will be well prepared for graduate school. UToledo offers a master’s degree in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Health Education. 

Meet Emilee Tancak

'22, Bachelor of Science in Public Health

"As I got older, I knew I wanted to help people with their health and wellness. When I discovered the field of public health, it aligned with my qualities, morals and goals as a person."

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What jobs can I get with a public health degree?

UToledo’s Public Health program is designed to prepare students to work in:

  • Companies with worksite wellness programs
  • Insurance companies
  • Local, state and national, government health agencies
  • Medical settings
  • Nonprofit health organizations
  • School health settings 

Typical jobs include:

  • Health educator
  • Patient educator
  • Program coordinator
  • Wellness coordinator

Alumni have worked for:

  • Hospital Council Northwest Ohio as program coordinator
  • Paramount (insurance agency) as asthma patient educator
  • The University of Toledo as research associate
  • Toledo-Lucas County Health Department as STD prevention coordinator 

UToledo Public Health graduates have been accepted into:

  • Master of Public Health programs
  • Medical schools
  • Occupational Therapy Doctoral program
  • Physician assistant programs
  • Post-baccalaureate nursing programs

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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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: 4/24/24