College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Prospective Undergraduate Students

Receive a world-class education in science and math at UToledo. We are one of the most comprehensive universities in the U.S.

We offer a wide range of degree programs in the natural sciences and mathematics. You’ll be well prepared to compete with the best-of-the-best for employment in STEM careers or admission to graduate, professional or medical school.

Why UToledo?

  • Dedication to experiential learning through undergraduate, hands-on research
  • Work one-on-one with renowned faculty members committed to your education and success
  • State-of-the-art facilities that rival those at larger universities
  • Field experiences and internships that build your resume
  • An ideal natural laboratory with our location near a Great Lake and lots of natural diversity
  • Nationally recognized astronomy and astrophysics program
  • Outstanding pre-health pathways

Schedule your visit today. Explore campus and meet students and faculty. Picture yourself as a Rocket!

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undergraduate research

  • Work in the labs of our nationally known faculty who are leaders in their fields. You don’t get these opportunities at every university.
  • Intern at the Toledo Zoo, a popular experience for biology and environmental sciences students.
  • UToledo’s Office of Undergraduate Research works with you to find and fund research opportunities ― summer research experiences on Lake Erie and more.



Our undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs are excellent choices for pre-med, pre-dental or pre-vet students. Our biology and chemistry majors are especially popular for those in pre-health profession tracks.

Staff in the Pre-Health Advising Center can help you navigate what it means to be a pre-health student at UToledo and how to apply.

They can also tell you more about the BACC2MD program ― a special admissions pathway into UToledo’s medical school.

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academic options


Benefit inside and outside the classroom (priority registration, honors housing, study abroad and more).


Biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences and physics students have the chance to spend their junior year at the University of Salford in Manchester, England. Credits transfer seamlessly.


NSM Undergraduate Advising

Advisors work with you throughout your academic career. They provide services and resources to keep you on track to finish your degree.


We fully support a diversity of perspectives and life experiences. We are committed to increasing diversity in STEM education.


Veronica R. Martin

Class of 2020, Biochemistry and Biology (dual major)

"One of the most enriching experiences I had at UToledo was the UToledo-Salford Exchange program. I studied for a year in Manchester, England. I engaged in therapeutic-based cancer research under the guidance of a faculty member at the University of Salford. It also didn’t hurt that I managed to visit over 20 countries! This rewarding experience allowed me to explore so many aspects of myself, in addition to experiencing the impact of science around the world. The research I have completed for my honors thesis and my course work have inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UToledo."


Rohan Rahatgaonkar

Class of 2021, Math and Physics (dual major)

"The UToledo physics department has a lot of professors in diverse, research-intensive fields and also telescopes and a planetarium, which is uncommon. I wanted a university that was big, so I can make a lot of friends and participate in many organizations, but not too big, so I can have one-to-one interactions with my professors, the ability to make an impact and a holistic education. I have been doing research since my sophomore year, which enabled me to get out of my comfort zone, to think innovatively and intern at Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai."


Ysabelle Yrad

Class of 2020, Biology - Ecology and Organismal

"Through the Jesup Scott Honors College, I had the opportunity to study conservation ecology when I traveled to the Galapagos islands. I enjoyed participating in environmental stewardship programs on campus as well. I helped develop a new native garden outside of Carlson Library. As an education and outreach intern at UToledo’s Lake Erie Center, I shared my enthusiasm for ecology with many people. I am also grateful for the opportunity to present my work internationally, as a finalist for the Biodesign Challenge in NYC."



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Last Updated: 10/5/23