Undergraduate Programs

Most people think you go to pharmacy school to be a pharmacist. But many students come to The University of Toledo to become pharmaceutical scientists. Our undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences program is one of the nation’s best.

UToledo’s bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutics focuses on the science of designing, testing and packaging drugs in all of their dosage forms — pills, capsules, injections, ointments and more.

Students study the physical, biological and chemical aspects of all the materials that go into the drug. They get plenty of lab experience and use cutting-edge technology to test the drugs and ensure their potency, safety and stability.

Top Reasons to Study pharmaceutics at UToledo

  1. Top rated program.
    UToledo has the most comprehensive Pharmaceutical Science program in the U.S. We offer five majors and a path to medical school. Our faculty members are internationally known.
  2. Cutting-edge curriculum.
    Pharmaceutics students get relevant, real-world experience in our labs. They mix chemicals and prepare all kinds of dosage forms, from lollipops to injections.
  3. Advanced facilities.
    UToledo has state-of-the-art classrooms and some of the nation's most advanced labs for research in pharmacy, chemistry and life sciences.
  4. Health Science Campus.
    UToledo Pharmaceutics students learn in a real-world, healthcare environment. Undergraduates spend much of their final two years on UToledo’s Health Science Campus. The UToledo Medical Center hospitals and clinics are literally next door.


What jobs can I get with a pharmaceutics degree?

The breadth and depth of the program prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities, or graduate and medical school.

  • Drug analyst
  • Manufacturing/production technologist
  • Quality control inspector
  • Technical writer
  • Research associate in the pharmaceutical or cosmetic industry, hospitals and universities
  • Product developer
  • Research consumer safety officer
  • Ingredient formulation specialist

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.


All Pharmaceutical Sciences majors are required to complete 10-week internships. Opportunities exist locally and abroad. Students participate in a leadership institute before their internships to learn professional skills.

Internships help you:

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


Our pharmacy faculty conducts groundbreaking research. They encourage undergraduates to participate. This lab experience can be a real advantage when seeking employment or applying to medical or graduate school.

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: 11/16/23