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

Govind Sunder

'21, Ph.D. in Chemistry

“I became more and more fascinated with the real-world applicational research at The University of Toledo. I came for an open-house meeting at UToledo and met all the professors and had one-to-one and group meetings with them. I really liked the passion they had toward science and the new approaches.”

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Gunnar Kramer

'21, Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences

"UToledo has afforded me many opportunities and I’ve developed a close group of collaborators, mentors and friends. So leaving UToledo is bittersweet, but I feel incredibly prepared and excited to be taking this next step in my career.”

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Brooke Kimball

'21, B.S. in Biology; Minor in Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"My time at The University of Toledo has been a brand-new experience in the best way. From leaving a small town to entering the large city, I have never felt out of place. I was able to find a great roommate who got to experience the reopening of Carter Hall with me.”

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Nathan Gembreska

'21, B.S. in Biochemistry; Pre-Med, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and can remember being the biggest UToledo fan since day one. I would go to every football or basketball game possible with my dad. Further, I would explore the campus every opportunity I could. I knew in my mind I would one day wind up at UToledo.”

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Hannah LaPoint

'21, B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Geology concentration, Department of Environmental Sciences 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. I have loved the natural world and science for my whole life, so it was easy for me to decide on a major in environmental science with a concentration in geology. I have been involved in the Student Green Fund and Women’s Club Volleyball for four years.”

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Jordan Drummelsmith

'21, B.S. in Mathematics, Actuarial Science concentration; Minors in Economics and Business Administration, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"I am so excited to announce that I will be a graduate of The University of Toledo. The last four years went by quickly, but every second was memorable.”

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Thomas Routt

'21, B.S. in Physics, Astrophysics concentration, Department of Physics and Astronomy 2021 Departmental Outstanding Graduating Student

"My time at The University of Toledo has been a great adventure. While going on this adventure, I have met many great individuals and learned many new attributes for my future career. I also had the opportunity to work on three research projects and work at the Ritter Planetarium.”

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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: 1/14/22