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."
Prerequisites: Medical Biotechnology
SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer college specializing in health care careers. Students applying to our bachelors programs take the prerequisite courses (minimum 60 semester hours) at another college and then complete their junior and senior years of the bachelors degree at Upstate for their program of study.
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Requires a minimum of 60 semester hours including:
|General Biology I with lab||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology I* with lab||4|
|General Biology II with lab -OR- Anatomy & Physiology II with lab||4|
|Microbiology with lab||4|
|General Chemistry I with lab||4|
|General Chemistry II with lab||4|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||4|
|College Algebra or Pre-Calculus or Calculus||3|
|Social Science elective||3|
|Liberal Arts Electives||10|
|Liberal Arts or Professional Electives||4|
* Or Physiology with Anatomy content.
All science requirements must be courses for science majors and include laboratories.
Medical Biotechnology requires 16 semester hours of biology and 12 semester hours of chemistry. If your biology or chemistry pre-requisites are less than 4 semester hours per course, you will need to take additional credits within that discipline to make up the credit.
A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions pre-requisites is available online. Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide. Prospective students will questions about pre-requisites should e-mail Student Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Minimum grade for transfer is a "C."
Applicants who plan to apply to medical school should complete one year of physics.
Medical Biotechnology is a fall entry program. Applications open September 1 and admission is on a rolling basis until the program fills. For information about applying to the Medical Biotechnology (BS) program, please click here.