Create your own major. These graduates did: two former Toledo mayors, an award-winning author and a digital animator with an upcoming short film.
Can’t find a major that fits your academic or career goals? Create your own at The University of Toledo in Ohio.
University Studies, formerly Individualized Programs (IDVP), within UToledo’s University College allows you to design your own bachelor’s degree program. You’re in charge and create your own path.
Adult learners, college transfers or military veterans can even earn credit for relevant volunteer, academic and work experience.
Flexibility. Take on-campus, online or blended classes from any of UToledo’s academic colleges.
Countless options. The University of Toledo has all the resources that go along with being one of the best public, research universities in Ohio.
Earn your degree faster. You may be able to apply transfer credits, military credits and prior-learning credits — relevant academic, work, volunteer and life experiences — toward your bachelor's degree.
Experienced academic advisers help design your individualized bachelor's degree and give you a checklist to graduation.
Support. University of Toledo undergraduates have access to many resources — success coaches, online technical support, Rocket Solution Central (a one-stop shop to answer questions) and more.
University Studies prepares you for a variety of work environments — arts and nonprofit organizations, corporations, government agencies and more. Students also earn individualized bachelor’s degrees to advance their current careers or as a pathway to grad school.
"A degree was always something I wanted. I thought maybe I couldn’t return. A part of me then said, ‘Yes, I can. I can do this.’ Once I graduated, I returned to work for the Salvation Army Harbor Light, not as the administrative assistant but as the case manager for veterans in transitional housing. University College meant everything to me because people had faith in me."
University Studies is intentionally broad in scope. Students have the flexibility to develop a custom curriculum and choose classes from our comprehensive course catalog.
Undergraduates can earn credit for internships and field experiences. Both qualify as substitutions for the University Studies senior capstone project.