Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates in The University of Toledo’s Economics bachelor’s degree program study the national economy and individual markets. What sets UToledo’s program apart from others is the opportunities undergraduates have to do research — and even get it funded.

Change is a constant in today’s work environment. Economics is the kind of “big picture” major that is useful in many careers and as preparation for graduate programs, including law school.

UToledo’s faculty members in the Department of Economics don’t give you the answers. They teach you to consider a problem, analyze data and use critical thinking skills to appraise costs and benefits. These skills are useful in any career field, whether you go into business, government or nonprofit management.

Top Reasons to Study economics at UToledo

  1. Undergraduate research opportunities.
    Not many universities offer their Economics students the chance to do individualized research with faculty. UToledo students often apply for and receive funding for their research and present their results at conferences. Our Economics department also offers scholarships for summer research. This research experience plays a critical role in the acceptance of UToledo economics students into leading graduate programs or in landing prestigious jobs in industry.  
  2. Award-winning faculty.
    The Department of Economics takes great pride in the teaching excellence of its faculty. They have won university awards, such as The University of Toledo's Outstanding Teaching Award and Master Teacher Award.
  3. Marketable skills.
    UToledo Economics majors have strong communication skills. They learn to analyze economic data in consistent, precise and understandable terms. This gives UT graduates an ideal background for many business, government, legal and academic careers. Annual starting salaries for those with a bachelor’s degree in economics is about $54,000.
  4. A great pre-law track.
    Economics majors consistently score higher on the LSAT (the test for entrance into law school) than other majors.

What jobs can I get with an economics degree?

UToledo Economics graduates have analytical skills, strong quantitative backgrounds and excellent communication skills. These skills apply to a wide variety of jobs in many fields and provide great career flexibility.

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Financial analyst
  • Health economist
  • Journalist
  • Legal consultant
  • Marketing director
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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!

The Rocket Career Center 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: 7/15/24