Reduce the Spread of Disease with a Career in Biotechnology
Get equipped to work as a biotech instrument specialist in private-sector research and development departments, biomedical engineering firms, public health agencies, and biotechnology labs.
The bioinstrumentation bachelor’s program at UAlbany is grounded in interdisciplinary studies and provides a solid foundation in public health, biology, and biotechnology. It offers intense practical training in high-tech molecular research labs located on campus and at local biotech companies.
Learn how biology, pathology, immunology, and epidemiology intersect and impact public health as you master lab techniques and use scientific instruments to sequence proteins and DNA, analyze real-time polymerase chain reactions, conduct high pressure liquid chromatography, and more.
Program of Study
- Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics
- Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology
- Introduction to Biological Investigations I and II
- Introductory Genetics
- Cell Biology
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
What Makes The University at Albany Great
Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.
Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.
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.
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.
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