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


Faith Zhang

'23, B.S. in Biology with a minor in chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences Fall 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"When I first started at The University of Toledo, over three years ago, I was unsure of what to expect for my undergraduate career. Even though I had grown up around Toledo my whole life, I still felt intimidated by the prospect of being a college student and starting a long journey toward accomplishing my goals. ."

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Chloe McLeod

'23, B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in green chemistry & engineering, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Fall 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Looking back on my time at UToledo, I am extremely grateful for and proud of everything I have been able to achieve. I have had many exciting experiences in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, such as sharing my research in both posters and oral presentations, travelling to a national conference, and receiving awards from the American Chemical Society."

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Olivia Onaga

'23, B.S. in Environmental Sciences with an environmental biology concentration, Department of Environmental Sciences Fall 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"My time at UToledo has helped me to determine my path in life. Specifically, during my first years at UToledo, while enrolled in one of Dr. Todd Crail’s courses, I came to truly love and appreciate native plants."

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Jacob Ritter

'23, B.S. in Mathematics, applied mathematics concentration with a minor in chemistry, Department of Mathematics & Statistics Fall 2023 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"My time at UToledo has been a transformative journey filled with a myriad of memories and inspirations. One of the most significant inspirations during my college years has been the spirited community I found myself surrounded by."

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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: 2/12/24