Affiliation Agreement with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

BS in Human Biology to the MS in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology

Affiliation Agreement with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: BS in Human Biology to the MS in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology

The following program outline is for the students who plan to apply through the affiliation agreement to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ MS in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology program from a BS in Human Biology at the University at Albany.

This program is available only to those admitted as freshmen to UAlbany; transfer students are ineligible. This program requires that students complete three years (a minimum of 90 credits) of study at The University at Albany with a major in Human Biology (or related discipline). The major and general education requirements toward the BS degree must be completed prior to matriculation at ACPHS. Students attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ MS program (and pay ACPHS tuition), beginning their fourth college year, which is the first year of their master’s program. With the completion of the fourth year of study, the University at Albany will accept as transfer credits back 35 credits.


The following course sequence is suggested:


Fall - Year 1

 

 

Spring-Year 1

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ACHM120

General Chemistry I

3

ACHM121

General Chemistry II

3

ACHM124

General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ACHM125

General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

ABIO130

General Biology I

3

ABIO131

General Biology II

3

AMAT108

Elementary Statistics

3

AANT110

Introduction to Human Evolution

3

APSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

General Education: Writing And Critical Inquiry

3

 

General Education: Humanities

3

 

General Education: US History

3

Total Credits:

 

16

Total Credits:

 

16

 

Fall - Year 2

 

 

Spring-Year 2

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ACHM220

Organic Chemistry I

3

ACHM221

Organic Chemistry II

3

ACHM222

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ACHM223

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

ABIO201

Introduction to Biological Investigations I

1

ABIO202

Introduction to Biological Investigations II

1

ABIO212

Introduction to Genetics

4

AANT211

Human Population Biology

3

APSY105

General Physics I

3

 

General Education: Challenges for the 21st Century

3

 

General Education: International Perspectives

3

 

General Education: Foreign Language

3

Total Credits:

 

15

Total Credits:

 

14

 

Fall - Year 3

 

 

Spring-Year 3

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

AANT316

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

AANT318

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

ABIO410

Human Physiology

3

 

AANT312, 319, 416, 441 or ABIO318

3

ABIO411Z

Human Physiology Laboratory

2

ABIO217

Cell Biology +lab

3 +1

 

Human Biology Elective

3

 

Human Biology Elective

3

 

Elective

3

 

General Elective: Arts

3

Total Credits:

 

15

Total Credits:

 

17

 

Thirty five credits of the fourth year at ACPHS will count back toward the undergraduate BS degree from UAlbany:


Fall Semester

Credits

 

Spring Semester

Credits

CYT 610 Cytopathology of the Female Genital Tract

4

 

CYT 630 Exfoliative Non- Gynecologic Cytopathology II

2

CYT 620 Exfoliative Non- Gynecologic Cytopathology I

2

 

CYT 650 Cytopreparatory Techniques II

1

CYT 640 Cytopreparatory Techniques I

1

 

CYT 660 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology I

3

BHS 610 Cellular Pathophysiology and Histology I

3

 

BHS 620 Cellular Pathophysiology and Histology II

3

BHS 650 Genetics and Molecular Basis of Disease

4

 

BHS 745 Molecular Diagnostics

3

ETH 610 Ethics in Research

1

 

BHS 765 Grand Rounds in Pathology

1

PSC 672 Experimental Design and Data Analysis

2

 

BIO 650 Research Design

2

BHS 730 Advanced Good Laboratory Practices

3

 

 

 

Total

20

 

Total

15


APPLICATION:

Students will make a formal application to ACPHS by December 1 in the fall semester of their third year at UAlbany and will be evaluated for admission.

This is not a guaranteed entrance program. Students may be eligible to matriculate at ACPHS once they have met the following requirements and are accepted:

  1. completion of at least 90 credits at UA with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (only grades of C- or above will count towards the 90 credits);
  2. completion of the required prerequisite courses at UAlbany
  3. successful completion of an interview at ACPHS; and
  4. acceptance into the program

Contact for more information: Either your departmental advisor or the University at Albany, Pre-Health Advisor.