College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Congratulations, 2024 Graduates

We’re proud to celebrate the 201 graduating students from the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at The University of Toledo’s Spring 2024 Commencement. Congratulations on your achievements and go Rockets!

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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


Derek Kluczynski

'24, B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences Spring 2024 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student and College Outstanding Graduating Student

"Growing up in the area, just over the border in Michigan, I knew that UToledo offered many opportunities with both of my older brothers graduating from UT as well. Like any new phase of life, I wondered what was in store for me when entering UT, but looking back, I've been blown away by the opportunities and events I participated in..."

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Jonathon Truong

'24, B.S. in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Spring 2024 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Reflecting on my time at UToledo has made me realize how supportive UToledo was towards my education both inside and outside the classroom. Since I started college during the pandemic, I had the opportunity to take both virtual classes and in -person classes. Whether the class was online or in person, professors were always willing and flexible to meet with me to answer any questions I had."

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Chong Yan Fong

'24, B.S. in Data Science (astrophysics concentration) with a minor in Physics, Data Science Program Spring 2024 Outstanding Graduating Student

"Growing up in Malaysia, life was different, academically and socially. When I landed in Toledo, I knew I was in for a lot. First of all, I want to say that UToledo really has given me a lot of different experiences, which I normally would not get anywhere else."

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Owen Schassberger

'24, B.A. in Environmental Studies with minors in Environmental Biology and Political Science, Department of Environmental Sciences Spring 2024 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"I cannot thank the faculty and staff here enough for exceptional support and mentorship they provided. After my freshman year, I had the opportunity to work as a research technician at the Lake Erie Center with Dr. Daryl Dwyer, where I collected routine water samples and learned the importance of scrupulous data collection."

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Samuel Moon

'24, B.S. in Mathematics (pure math concentration), Department of Mathematics & Statistics Spring 2024 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"Coming into the University I wasn't totally sure of what I wanted to study. I've always kind of been drawn towards math as well as the other science classes and it wasn't until I took my calculus courses that I decided I wanted to pursue math full time. The professors I had for these courses were very enthusiastic in their teaching, so this kind of inspired me to not only pursue math but also pursue teaching as a career."

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Marah Patterson

'24, B.S. Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Laboratory Science Program Spring 2024 Outstanding Graduating Student

Lisa Jordan, Program Director (on behalf of Marah) stated, “Marah was offered a permanent position at ProMedica/Toledo Hospital after her first clinical rotation to work in that department (Hematology)."

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Thomas Behling

'24, B.S. Phyiscs (astrophysics concentration) with minors in Data Science and Mathematics, Department of Physics & Astronomy Spring 2024 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"One of the main transformative aspects of my time here at UToledo has been doing research with faculty. I'm very grateful for the support of faculty who have allowed me to engage in so many different research projects across such a wide area in the field of astronomy, and it's through those projects that I was able to ignite my own deep passion for scientific processing, for research."

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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: 6/26/24