Undergraduate Programs

The University of Toledo offers the longest-standing, accredited Bioengineering program at a public university in Ohio.

Biology is the study of living organisms. Engineers design and create machines or systems to solve problems. Combine the two, and you get bioengineering.

Bioengineers apply engineering techniques to improve the human condition and solve problems in biology, medicine, health care and other fields.

Examples of bioengineering projects include:

  • Artificial hips, knees and joints
  • Ultrasound, MRI and medical imaging techniques
  • Harnessing organisms for chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing

Learn more about the Bioengineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study Bioengineering at UToledo

  1. Unparalleled co-op program.
    UToledo is one of just eight programs in the U.S. to require a co-op experience for all engineering students. Bioengineering students complete three semesters of paid work:
    • In the biomedical device industry (developing biomedical devices and innovative health-care solutions)
    • At major medical centers, such as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh (conducting cutting-edge biomedical research)
  2. UToledo’s program makes you more marketable.
    Our program has a broad focus unique to Bioengineering programs. We require undergrads to have proficiency in the three focus areas of Bioengineering: biomechanical, bioelectrical and biochemical.
  3. A smart pre-med major.
    Bioengineering majors are accepted into medical school at higher rates than students with physical sciences degrees due to their technical expertise and problem-solving skills. UToledo’s Bioengineering undergraduates acquire:
    • Research skills valued by the best medical schools
    • A technically-rigorous education that prepares them for advances in medical technologies
    • All pre-medicine course work requirements integrated into the bioengineering program of study
  4. Bioengineering offers a variety of pre-med pathways.
  5. Joint Bacc2MD Pathway program.
    Associated with The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, this Early Assurance Pathway allows students to receive first interviews and decisions by Oct. 1.
  6. Specialize.
    UToledo Bioengineering majors tailor their course work in specialized areas such as biomechanics, biochemical engineering, manufacturing and quality control, medical imaging, and tissue engineering. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories and classes.
  7. Accreditation.
    The University of Toledo offers the longest-standing, accredited Bioengineering program at a public university in Ohio.  The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Bioengineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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"UToledo has fostered my pathway to medical school by providing me opportunities I never knew anything about coming into college. The student-faculty relationships and seemingly limitless opportunities available once you do the digging are two things that make me so glad to have chosen UToledo.”

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What jobs can I get with a Bioengineering degree?

The number of jobs in the Bioengineering field has exploded. Employers love UToledo Bioengineering graduates for their breadth of knowledge and hands-on co-op and laboratory experience.

Bioengineering is one of the most female-friendly engineering careers — more than 40% of bioengineers are women.

More than 60% of UToledo graduates find work in the biomedical industry. They work for such employers as:

  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Medical research institutions

The remainder of our graduates enter medical school or graduate school in engineering, business, law and other fields.

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.


UToledo is one of the only engineering programs nationwide to require co-ops. Engineering students must work for three semesters in the Bioengineering field. A full-time staff member assists students in finding paid placements around the country and the world.

Bioengineering students have worked at top orthopedic and medical device companies, in addition to well-known medical centers.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

The Rocket Career Center can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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UToledo’s Department of Bioengineering is home to some of the best research programs and state-of-the-art laboratories in areas such as:

  • Spine and knee biomechanics
  • Biofuels and bioproducts production from biomass
  • Chemical and biological sensor development

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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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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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