UToledo’s bachelor’s degree program in environmental sciences is one of the first programs of its kind in the region. Toledo’s rich, diverse ecosystems are a perfect laboratory for students.
The University of Toledo in Ohio is one of the region’s first universities to offer an environmental sciences bachelor’s degree. The program is designed for students who want to solve environmental problems through science and data.
The Toledo area is a perfect place to study the environment. Its diverse ecosystems — wetlands, savannahs, woodlands — combined with its location near Lake Erie and a large human population make for an ideal natural laboratory.
Students study everything from air, water and soil pollution to climate change and animal, plant and ecosystem preservation. UToledo undergraduates work in the field to gain scientific skills. They also are required to take social science, humanities and other liberal arts courses to bring a human dimension to their science degrees.
UToledo undergraduates choose a concentration in:
A bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from The University of Toledo will give you the scientific, critical thinking and communication skills you need for a successful career. Jobs in the field are growing faster than the national average.
"I learned in the Department of Environmental Sciences that the faculty members are very willing to help students pursue their goals. All it takes is a little initiative on the students’ part! If you find a professor that does research in an area that interests you, just talk to them about it and, before you know it, you have your own research project. Overall I would have to say that my experiences in DES and UT were some of the greatest I’ve had and would do it all again in a heartbeat."
UToledo’s environmental sciences degree program takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach. The curriculum combines science with social science and humanities courses. Students also are required to choose an area of concentration to develop a deeper understanding of a specialized scientific field.
Each environmental sciences undergraduate student is required to complete a 100-hour internship. Students earn credit while working on environment-related projects with a UToledo lab, government agency, nonprofit organization, private corporation or other approved sponsor.