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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Abigail Royfman

'22, B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, College and Departmental Honors Magna Cum Laude

“I’m thankful that he [Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss] believed in me, especially as I wasn’t even in college yet. It has been an invaluable experience to be part of a collaborative, supportive environment that encouraged me to continue in the face of difficulties and pushed me to reach my fullest potential. I would not be the student I am today without his mentorship.”

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Elizabeth Ziegelmeyer

'22, B.S. in Chemistry; Minor in Green Chemistry & Engineering, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 2022 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"When I first started college, I knew that chemistry would be a difficult major, but I've really felt supported by my peers and professors at The University of Toledo. My favorite memories at UToledo involve spending time with my friends in the American Chemical Society”

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Jacob Kahle

'22, B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences 2022 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"The University of Toledo has allowed me to grow as a student and as a person. Growing up in a small town, UToledo allowed me to experience new opportunities and live in a city while also retaining a lot of the core values found in my small town. I never felt out of place or like Toledo wasn’t home...”

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Lee Harms

'22, B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability concentration, Department of Environmental Sciences 2022 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"I love how generally nice students and staff are at UToledo. It seems as though most professors will willingly go out of their way to ensure success.”

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Matthew T. Brown

'22, B.S. in Mathematics, Pure Math concentration, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 2022 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"It has been a great experience for me. Learning math was by far my favorite part. The math professors were awesome, and I've enjoyed every single math class I've taken.”

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Edward Walsh

'22, B.S. in Physics, Astrophysics concentration and B.S. in Mathematics (dual major), Department of Physics and Astronomy 2022 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Over the past few years, I have worked with Professor JD Smith on the Spitzer Infrared Mapping Legacy Archive, or SIMLA as we call it, along with a few other students. This was an awesome opportunity and I gained tons of research experience as well as lifelong friends..”

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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: 3/14/23