Bachelor of Science

Biomedical Technology

An undergraduate degree in Biomedical Technology can serve as a building block for becoming a Physician's Assistant or Cytotechnologist


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). This is why ACPHS's is one of the top Biomedical Technology Colleges.

Added benefit: Students may pair the B.S. in Biomedical Technology with one of our CLS or CYTO master's degrees as part of a dual degree program. These programs allow 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
Our biomedical tech classes are state-of-the-art. 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 21 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.

Students interested in becoming licensed laboratory professionals should strongly consider a B.S./M.S. dual degree program. Each dual degree program can be completed in just five years.
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. Clubs popular with students in the Biomedical Technology program include:

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
Life After ACPHS
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 facilitate the needs of a physician)