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.


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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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Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

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Study Abroad

Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

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Undergraduate Research

Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.

Explore Minors

Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.

A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.

Full List of Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Documentary Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Studies
  • Philosophy
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  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Education
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  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies