Undergraduate Programs

Can’t find a major that fits your academic or career goals? Create your own at The University of Toledo in Ohio.

University Studies, formerly Individualized Programs (IDVP), within UToledo’s University College allows you to design your own bachelor’s degree program. You’re in charge and create your own path.

Adult learners, college transfers or military veterans can even earn credit for relevant volunteer, academic and work experience.

Top Reasons to Study University Studies at UToledo

  1. Flexibility.
    Take on-campus, online or blended classes from any of UToledo’s academic colleges.
  2. Countless options.

    The University of Toledo has all the resources that go along with being one of the best public, research universities in Ohio.

    • A comprehensive course catalog with plenty of minors to make yourself more marketable
    • Personalized student services
    • Access to top-notch facilities and labs
    • Study abroad and internship programs
  3. Earn your degree faster.
    You may be able to apply transfer creditsmilitary credits and prior-learning credits —  relevant academic, work, volunteer and life experiences — toward your bachelor's degree.
  4. Experienced academic advisers.
    Experienced academic advisers help design your individualized bachelor's degree and give you a checklist to graduation.
  5. Support.
    University of Toledo undergraduates have access to many resources — success coaches, online technical supportRocket Solution Central (a one-stop shop to answer questions) and more.


What jobs can I get with a university studies degree?

University Studies prepares you for a variety of work environments — arts and nonprofit organizations, corporations, government agencies and more. Students also earn individualized bachelor’s degrees to advance their current careers or as a pathway to grad school.

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.


Undergraduates can earn credit for internships and field experiences. Both qualify as substitutions for the University Studies senior capstone project.

  • Internships are practical experiences in out-of-classroom environments intended to develop specific skills.
  • Field experiences are project-based opportunities to apply knowledge and skills you've already learned.


  • Goodwill Industries
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Toledo Zoo
  • yB Management, LLC
  • Yonsei University, Korea


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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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