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:

  • Academic research laboratories of the faculty of the College of Graduate Studies, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY
  • Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences, Syracuse NY
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Rochester, NY
  • Advandx, Inc., Woburn, MA

Your Future...

In addition to preparing students for the traditional job opportunities in medical biotechnology, the program also provides a good foundation for:

  • Medical school
  • Graduate school in medically-related sciences
  • Physician’s assistant master's program

Some graduates may also elect to pursue careers in laboratory supervision, education of medical technology/medical biotechnology students, or industrial sales of laboratory products.

Spend time with Medical Biotechnology students…

watch the program video
Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman, Medical Biotechnology Class of 2012, conducted research her senior year on genetic mutations linked to schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. “I like working on genetics, and with DNA,” Sarah said. “I’ve always been interested in genetics and neurodegenerative disorders. It’s like a puzzle, and the mystery is where the pieces should go.”

Read about Sarah Goodman and her summer research project in Paris.


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Phone: 315 464-4570