Undergraduate Programs



Chemistry majors at The University of Toledo study the properties, composition and structure of matter — and how matter changes and impacts everyday life. The undergraduate program in chemistry is a cornerstone of the natural sciences. It prepares students for a future in graduate studies, chemical research or teaching.

A bachelor's degree in Chemistry from UToledo offers hands-on training with advanced instrumentation in modern research facilities. Undergraduate Chemistry majors are able to work with faculty on research that spans the entire field of chemistry.

Graduates from UToledo's bachelor's degree program in Chemistry are highly sought by employers in a variety of fields.

B.S. in Chemistry

The B.S. degree program is mathematically rigorous and meets the standards set by the American Chemical Society. It is for students who want to:

  • Go on to graduate school or other professional programs.
  • Become professional chemists.
  • Find jobs in laboratories in the chemical, pharmaceutical, clinical and allied professional industries.

Top Reasons to Study Chemistry at UToledo

  1. Choose your path.
    Major or minor in Chemistry. Enroll in a dual-degree program in biology or chemical engineering.
  2. State-of-the-art labs and technology.
    The recently renovated Bowman-Oddy/Wolfe Hall complex has an instrumentation center and a variety of labs. Professional staff offer specialized training in how to use advanced instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopes and high-field NMR spectrometers.
  3. Study the latest chemistry topics.
    UToledo’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry exposes undergraduates to exciting specialty areas in chemistry through the new School of Green Chemistry and Engineering. Students learn about sustainability, environmental issues and the development of “green” approaches in chemistry.
  4. Networking.
    UToledo's bachelor of science in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS), a professional organization for chemical scientists. Join the award-winning student chapter of the ACS and participate in educational and professional development programs.
  5. Award-winning faculty.
    Faculty has been lauded for teaching, research and service to the profession and UToledo.


What jobs can I get with a Chemistry degree?

Many students who earn a bachelor's degree in Chemistry go on to graduate programs or professional schools before entering the workforce.

UToledo Chemistry alumni have been accepted to some of the nation’s top graduate and medical schools, including the University of California at Berkeley, MIT, the University of Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State.

Employers value UToledo graduates for their practical lab and research experience. Chemists work in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries; clinical or allied professional settings; and related fields, such as patent law, business and sales.

UToledo Chemistry Graduates work as: 

  • Analytical chemists
  • Associate professors
  • Company president or chief executive officers
  • Dentists
  • Medical doctors
  • Medical writers
  • Patent attorneys
  • Pharmacists
  • Research directors
  • Research scientists

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.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

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

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

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


  • Work alongside faculty and graduate students on federally funded research projects that can lead to publications in scientific journals. Chemistry faculty are published as many as 50 times each year.
  • Attend conferences. Present and publish research.
  • Work on a wide range of research topics in chemistry and biochemistry. Faculty’s interests range from the smallest materials (molecular structures and nanomaterials) to global concerns about climate change and the impact of chemistry on our environment. They study:
    • Detection and analysis of trace materials
    • Incorporation of environmentally friendly principles into chemical synthesis
    • Development of the next generation of drugs and vaccines

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: 4/24/24