Undergraduate Programs

How did we get here, to this moment and place in time?

It’s one of the central questions posed by History majors at The University of Toledo.

Undergraduates explore history in all its dimensions — from family, institutional, political and social history to world and American history. Students in the UToledo Department of History dive deeply into cultures (their own and others), time periods and places around the globe.

They learn to frame critical questions, seek evidence, evaluate conflicting accounts and synthesize information. History majors learn to place facts (the who, what, where and when) into the broader frameworks that make up our human community. They interpret and create a context for understanding historical events.

Students also examine public history — why we commemorate events and people of the past, and how we commemorate them.

Top Reasons to Study History at UToledo

  1. One-on-one relationships with faculty.
    Our professors advise and mentor history majors. They regularly hold meetings and socially engage with students through our organizations and events.
  2. Dynamic classroom experiences.
    Faculty don’t just lecture. They encourage lively discussion of complex, societal problems, and help students find their voices as history researchers.
  3. Project-based public history courses.
    UToledo students study places of historical significance and partner with sponsoring agencies. In the past, teams have created historical walking tours of UToledo’s University Hall and a Toledo cemetery.
  4. Flexibility.
    Focus on a multitude of topics, from American and European history to Latin American or Asian history. Our History department has concentrations in areas including:
    • Atlantic History
    • History of Business and Technology
    • History of Islam, Christianity and Early Monotheistic Religious Movements
    • Women and Gender Studies

What jobs can I get with a history degree?

UToledo History students develop skills in key areas, including:

  • Primary research
  • Clear and concise writing
  • Analytical thinking and assessment
  • Critical thinking and decision making

History graduates work in many areas of private enterprise and public service, including:

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Information technologies
  • Investment
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Libraries
  • Marketing
  • Museums
  • Public affairs
  • Policy writing
  • State, federal and local government
  • Teaching

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.

History undergraduates get firsthand experience at local, historical institutions, such as:

  • Fort Meigs, a War of 1812 battlefield
  • The Canaday Center, a University of Toledo archive
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
  • Maumee Valley Historical Society/Wolcott House Complex
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Toledo Police Museum
  • U.S. Brig Niagara History Under Sail program
  • The Washington Center/Catholic Charities of Alexandria Migration and Refugee Services
  • Charles Wright Museum of African American History
  • Hancock Historical Museum


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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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

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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Choose Ohio First Scholarship

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: 11/16/23