UToledo Bioengineering ― Improve Human Lives

  • Award-winning faculty and staff
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and research
  • Co-op program = a year of paid experience
  • Peer mentoring program for first-year undergraduates

We offer a bachelor's degree bioengineering program — a great major for pre-med students. Graduate students choose from master's and doctoral programs, including a Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering ― a partnership between the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine.

Some of the best research programs in the U.S. in:

  • Orthopedic biomechanics
  • Development of chemical and biological sensors
  • Energy production from biomass


The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Bioengineering, Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.  Learn more about why accredited programs are important.


Meet Kristen Ott

Class of 2020, Bioengineering

“From organizing and hosting the first TEDx UofToledo my sophomore year, to helping start the Rockets Against Sexual Assault organization and participating in the KLAR Leadership Academy and the UToledo Engineering Council, I have learned much outside of the classroom. I have also learned so much in my co-ops. The first was with the world’s largest orthopaedic company. I focused on designing new products. On my second co-op, I problem-solved for well-established production lines and developed new products for Boston Scientific. My co-ops helped flame my passion for engineering medical devices. I will return to Boston Scientific with a full-time position post-graduation.”


Meet Justin Mendoza

Class of 2022, Bioengineering and Bacc2MD pre-med student

“When I visited UToledo, I thought the bioengineering program was ahead of its time. I applied and got into the Bacc2MD program, which guarantees me a medical school interview without taking the MCAT. It was a no-brainer. I wanted to give myself the greatest chance to become the physician that I want to be. I’m also working with Dr. Saori Furuta on research to create a new therapeutic drug that targets HER2+ breast cancer.”



Darlene Stevens

Darlene Stevens

Assistant Director of Student Services
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Last Updated: 10/2/23