Undergraduate Programs

Psychology involves the study of the brain and behavior and how they influence one another — in humans and other animals. Faculty in UToledo’s Department of Psychology has expertise in a broad array of areas, from clinical and developmental psychology to social and cognitive psychology to psychobiology and learning.

The undergraduate program in Psychology at The University of Toledo focuses on critical thinking and research. Psychology students learn to take a scientific approach to understanding behavior and a problem-solving approach to everyday situations.

These skills prepare you for advanced graduate or professional training and a successful career in one of many disciplines, from specialized areas in psychology to philosophy, law, business, medicine and more.

Top Reasons to Study psychology at UToledo

  1. A leader in the field.

    UToledo’s Department of Psychology is a leader in health psychology and integrated behavioral health care. Faculty in the Department of Psychology collaborates with the: 

  2. Externships.
    UToledo’s Psychology bachelor’s degree students earn credit and gain valuable experience while working in the community at sites such as schools and correction centers. 
  3. Learn outside the classroom.
    • Study abroad. 
    • Learn and share ideas through regional and national professional presentations and meetings. 
    • Develop skills in scientific writing and gain recognition by contributing to professional publications and UToledo's PsyConnect newsletter.
  4. Student activities.
    UToledo hosts a local chapter of Psi Chi, an international honors society in psychology. Qualified undergraduate students can participate in regional and national conventions, community service such as tutoring, and the student awards and grants program.


What jobs can I get with a psychology degree?

A bachelor's degree in Psychology from The University of Toledo will prepare you for graduate school or a career in industry, business or government. Visit the Psychology department's Undergrad Resources page for more information.

Sample job opportunities for UToledo Psychology graduates: 

  • Coach or trainer
  • Collegiate faculty
  • Counselor
  • Health educator
  • Human resource manager
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Marketing or advertising associate
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Victim advocate

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Externships permit credit for service learning in community-based settings such as schools, correction centers and clinics.


  • Children's Rights Council of Northwest Ohio
  • Josina Lott Residential & Community Services 
  • Toledo Catholic elementary schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • YMCA of Greater Toledo


Research is key to UToledo’s Psychology curriculum. UToledo psychology faculty and students work in advanced research labs. Competitive research assistantships allow you to work with faculty members while fulfilling the advanced course requirements. 

Psychology students have the opportunity to:

  • Present research at conferences.
  • Publish research.
  • Develop independent projects.
  • Work with faculty in small-group settings.
  • Explore related areas of study, such as medicine, nursing, education, addictions, neuroscience and law.

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 7/15/24