Bachelor of Science

Biomedical Technology

Human health is a puzzle for which we still do not have all the pieces. But each day we get a little closer. Laboratory tests can now reveal information previously thought inaccessible. Medical devices produce results in minutes where once it took weeks. The challenge that lies before us is how to apply this new knowledge in a way that benefits all of humankind. A degree in Biomedical Technology could be the first step.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
In order to unravel the complexities of human health and disease, you must first have a strong foundation in the basic sciences (subjects such as biology and chemistry) and the clinical sciences (which includes courses like hematology and immunology).

That’s precisely what our Biomedical Technology degree provides, making it a popular choice among students interested in pursuing a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies or ACPHS’s own graduate programs in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) and Cytotechnology & Molecular Cytology (CYTO).

Added benefit: Students interested in our CLS or CYTO master's degrees have the option of pursuing a joint degree program. This program allows you to obtain a Bachelor's in Biomedical Technology and the selected Master's degree in just five years - which is one year less than it would ordinarily take.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Of the 126 credits required for graduation, 78 are in the areas of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and biomedical sciences. Included in the remaining credits are 24 elective credits which students often use to do an independent study project or perform research with a faculty member.

The program is designed to be completed in four years, but the opportunity exists to finish in 3 ½ years – a path often chosen by students seeking to enroll in a P.A. program in January rather than waiting until the following fall.

Each of the two B.S./M.S. joint degree programs (Biomedical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Biomedical Technology/Cytotechnology & Molecular Cytology) takes five years to complete.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Expand Your Network
One of the great advantages of attending a college where all of the programs are centered around human health is that there are many opportunities to connect with other students and faculty who, despite being in different programs, share similar interests to you.

Clubs and organizations offer excellent opportunities to forge such relationships, allowing you to make new friends while enhancing your educational experience. Examples of two clubs well aligned with students in the Biomedical Technology program are:

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CLUB - This club is geared towards students considering Physician Assistant (PA), Medical School (MD), and Osteopathic Medicine (DO) programs, as well as those interested in the fields of research and clinical laboratory science.

PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CLUB - The club hosts professional and student speakers, conducts visits to PA programs in the area, and offers a forum for students to support each other throughout the PA school application process.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
For many graduates of the Biomedical Technology program, their degree serves as a springboard to a Physician Assistant Studies program or one of College's own master's degree programs (most typically Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Cytotechnology & Molecular Cytology).

Those seeking to immediately enter the workforce are well qualified to obtain positions in the biomedical device industry in roles such as sales, research, and technical support.

Below are some additional examples of what our recent graduates have done immediately following graduation:

- Enrolled in Nursing School
- Enrolled in Optometry School
- Employed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
- Employed as a scribe (a scribe helps facilitates the needs of a physician)