https://www.albany.edu/sph-new/programs/bs-bioinstrumentation

Bachelor of Science

Interdisciplinary Studies - Bioinstrumentation

Program of Study

Biology Courses

  • Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biological Investigations I and II
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Cell Biology


Chemistry Courses

  • Chemistry I and II, plus labs
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I, plus lab


Math and Physics Courses

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Calculus I
  • Physics I: Mechanics, plus lab


Public Health Courses

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Concepts in Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Biological Basis of Public Health


Bioinstrumentation Courses

  • Molecular and Genomic Approaches in Biotechnology I and II
  • Proteomic Methodologies in Biotechnology
  • Animal and Cell Culture Model Systems

Public health courses that count as liberal arts and sciences credits for students enrolled in this program:

  • Health Care in the United States: Key Policy Issues
  • Economics of Health Care


Practical Training

Career-aligned internships and co-ops at biotech startups and research labs on the UAlbany Health Sciences Campus give you hands-on experience operating, calibrating, and troubleshooting sophisticated lab equipment.


Instrumentation in Biotechnology: Research Internship with Lab

Complete an internship in each of two of the following research areas: molecular science, genomics, proteomics, cell analysis, academic labs.

Bioinstrumentation: Cooperative Training Internship

Earn credit for experience working in a local biotechnology lab.

 

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for details.

For more information contact JoEllen Walsh at jwelsh@albany.edu or Martin Tenniswood at mtenniswood@albany.edu.

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Career Paths in Bioinstrumentation

Having in-depth practical experience gives you a competitive advantage in the job market with knowledge and confidence that make you shine in job or graduate school interviews.

Earning this bioinstrumentation-focused degree prepares you for jobs such as biologic data analyst, biomedical lab technician, bioinformatics lab manager, research and development specialist, or public health expert.

"This program broadened my knowledge of genomics and proteomics, and fulfilled my dream of conducting real experiments using the newest bio-tech instruments. This gave me the experience I needed to build a successful career in a commercial R&D lab."

- Samantha Mall, ’18

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