Department of Biological Sciences

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology - Cellular/Molecular Emphasis

  • Focus on cellular and molecular biology, including biomedicine and neuroscience
  • Pre-professional programs, such as medicine, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, podiatry and physician's assistant programs
  • For students interested in healthcare and biotechnology  

Degree Highlights:

  • The right start. UToledo’s bachelor’s degree programs in biology are designed so you can complete all graduate or professional school prerequisites while you earn your undergraduate degree in the typical four years.
  • Increase your odds of getting into med school.
    • UToledo’s pre-med concentration in the BS degree program prepares students for the MCAT and offers extensive pre-med advising. The medical school acceptance rate for UToledo biological sciences undergraduates with GPAs of 3.5 or higher is 75% over the past 10 years.
    • Biology majors accepted into UToledo’s Bacc2MD pathway program are guaranteed early interviews in UToledo’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences, provided they fulfill requirements.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. UToledo is one of the best public, research universities in Ohio and the country. Biology majors work in labs with the latest technology and equipment and also have access to UToledo’s Health Science Campus, home to the UToledo Medical Center.
  • Study abroad during your junior year in a yearlong exchange program with The University of Salford, Manchester, England. All courses transfer seamlessly.
  • A unique dual degree program. Earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in bioinformatics — a field that’s exploded recently — in just 5.5 years. This pipeline program is available to UToledo biology majors in the Department of Biological Sciences at the end of their second year. It’s part of the Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics Program at the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.
Last Updated: 1/18/23