"Upstate provided me with research experience, laboratory skills, and a breadth of knowledge that has allowed me to hit the ground running and excel at my current position," James said.

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Program Description

Our bachelor of science degree program in medical biotechnology takes two years (five semesters) and begins in the fall. A three-year (seven semester) extended curriculum option is also available.

Junior Year

The junior year of the program provides a strong foundation in medically-related science courses such as molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, and genetics.

Senior Year

In the senior year, medical biotechnology students spend time in internships, in which they gain research experience under the supervision of a faculty research mentor in an academic or industrial laboratory. Internships may take place in research laboratories at SUNY Upstate Medical University or at one of our affiliate institutions (see Student Internships tab).

Your Future...

Graduates of our program have gone on to secure employment as research technicians in university laboratories, research associates or quality control analysts in industry, clinical research coordinators, and sales representatives for laboratory diagnostic companies.

In addition, many of our graduates have used their B.S. degree in Medical Biotechnology as a foundation to continue their education in graduate school, medical school, physician assistant programs, pharmacy school, patent law, and the NIH post-baccalaureate intramural training program.