Department of Biological Sciences

The UToledo-Salford Exchange Program

is available to students with majors in the Biological Sciences, as well as students with majors in Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, and Physics!

UToledo students at Salford 2019

Criteria FOR Selection OF Program

Participants (Biology):

    • Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.200 overall, as well as a 3.200 in major/related courses combined. Students will not be ranked on the basis of GPA. Student GPA is one of the many things that enter into the evaluation of their potential for acceptance, and ultimately success, in the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program.

    • Student must have completed the following: biology introductory sequence (BIOL2150/2160 and 2170/2180), organic chemistry (CHEM2410/2460 and CHEM2420), and mathematics (MATH1750/1760 or above, such as MATH1850/1860). Students who plan to take the MCAT in England during their exchange year, or in August upon their return, should also complete their physics requirement (PHYS2070/2080 or PHYS2130/2140) before going abroad.

    • Applicant needs to submit to the Director of the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program (Dr. Brian Ashburner): a transcript, a letter of reference from a member of the Natural Sciences faculty or academic advisor, and a statement indicating why the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program will be of value to his/her future. The application will be evaluated to determine the potential benefit to the student's career in the natural sciences.

    • Applicant should also arrange an individual meeting with the Program Director.

    • Selection of the program participants should be considered final.

    • Honors students should plan for their senior thesis project before going to Salford.

    • If you are interested in applying for the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program, plan a meeting with your academic advisor, as well as the Program Director, early in your freshman year to discuss this possibility. It is recommended that you do not take any biology courses above the introductory series.

    • The course equivalents between UToledo courses and Salford courses have been established (see course info page). Students will earn a minimum of 27 credit hours for the year, which will be transferred back to UToledo during the summer following the exchange year. These courses will satisfy all required and elective courses in biology above the 2000-level, with the exception of BIOL4700, which is typically taken during the senior year.

If you are in a major outside of the Department of Biological Sciences (e.g. Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Biology-Ecology and Organismal Biology, or Physics) and wish to participate in the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program, you should arrange to speak with the Program Director, as well as your academic advisor in your specific academic program.

Dr. Brian Ashburner, NSM Associate Dean
Director of the UToledo-Salford Exchange Program
Wolfe Hall 2243
Phone: 419.530.7845

Last Updated: 6/27/22