College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Are you a motivated student who wants to change the world? Join your peers in UToledo’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Our students discover stars, search for clean energy sources, find new methods to fight diseases, study water quality on Lake Erie, collaborate with faculty and much more.

  • Opportunities for undergraduate research with internationally renowned faculty
  • Great pre-health options (pre-med, dental, veterinary and physician assistant)
  • Hands-on field experiences and internships
  • State-of-the-art facilities that rival those at larger universities
  • Faculty members who empower and support you
  • Innovative curricula that stays on top of current job trends

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Cutting-edge Research

Work with renowned faculty researchers in their labs. Undergraduate research is a priority and can begin as early as your first year. Our areas of research excellence ― astronomy and astrophysics, solar energy, water quality, sustainable technologies and cell architecture and dynamics.

Research Opportunities

Top Pre-Health Option

Our majors make excellent pre-health pathways if you’re interested in becoming a physician, dentist, veterinarian or physician assistant. UToledo’s Pre-Health Advising Center can help you understand what it means to be pre-health and provide you with resources. Apply to our BACC2MD program directly from high school.

Pre-health information

Study Abroad

Expand your horizons and study in England for a year as part of the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program. Stay on track to graduate in four years.

Salford Exchange Program information


Meet our Outstanding Graduates


Hannah Thompson

'23, B.S. in Biology, U.S. Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Recipient

“My classes and professors are constantly pushing me to become a better student and break down barriers I thought I never would. This drive and work ethic the biology program instilled in me helped me succeed in my Air Force ROTC career and ultimately helped me stand out from other applicants for the HPSP award.”

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Anish Karnani

'23, B.S. in Biology; Minors in Chemistry and Busimess Administration, Department of Biological Sciences 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"I came into college undecided about what major to pursue, but after taking introductory biology classes, I became more interested in pursuing a biology major. My interest only increased while taking upper level courses and getting involved in research."

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Michelle Huynh

'23, B.S. in Bichemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Being a biochemistry student at The University of Toledo has been one of the most formative experiences in my life. I feel very fortunate to have attended UToledo because I have had so many great memories and have made lifelong friendships here."

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Anthony Tomalewski

'23, B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Biology concentration, Department of Environmental Sciences 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Four years ago, I started at UToledo unsure of myself and who I wanted to be. I chose my major as Environmental Science because I knew that the climate crisis was worsening, and I wanted to be part of the solution. But then the pandemic hit, and it turned our world upside down. However, the professors in our department never faltered in giving me their best."

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Prafull Patil

'23, B.S. in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics concentration, Department of Mathematics & Statistics 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Coming from a small village to a completely new country the transition was not easy at first, but I was fortunate to have nice friends since my freshman year of college who helped me along the way. I came to Toledo on a scholarship as a sponsored student."

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Samuel Seibert

'23, B.S. in Astrophysics and B.S. in Pure Mathematics (dual-major), Department of Phyriscs & Astronomy 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"My time at the University of Toledo began as a high school senior when a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Dr. Geoffrey Martin, reached out to me about the on-campus organization Building Ohio's Sustainable Energy Future, or BOSEF, and receiving the Choosing Ohio First Scholarship."

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Diversity in STEM Education

Dr. Tony QuinnWe are STEM

The Tony Quinn We Are STEMM Initiative and Fellowship Fund have been established by the University to honor Dr. Quinn. Dr. Quinn was a renowned immunologist and faculty member dedicated to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students. The initiative includes a lecture series, fellowships for graduate and professional education and mentoring programs.

Louis Stokes Midwest Center For Excellence

We promote diversity in STEM Education as a partner in the Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence.

NSM Diversity Initiatives

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Last Updated: 10/30/23