Whether your career plans are as a professional in medical science, dentistry, veterinary science or research, this degree is a good choice to begin your college-level education. Required course work features hands-on laboratory experience that integrates theoretical concepts with practical applications.

Coursework in the biological, physical and social sciences as well as additional elective courses that meet general education requirements for the liberal arts and sciences will prepare you for transfer with junior status to a four-year college or university. Students may also transfer into biotechnology, clinical biology, biochemistry, and environmental biology programs locally and nationwide.

Many of the degree's courses are taught in the Science Center, which includes 25 state-of-the-art laboratories and a Science Study Center.

This program is offered by the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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This degree program parallels the first two years of an advanced degree in a biological sciences discipline.
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Recent graduates have continued their education at Albany Medical College, The University at Albany, Sage Colleges, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and SUNY Binghamton.
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Median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Molecular Biologist, Biological Scientist, $80,540; Family Practitioner, $153,060; Veterinarian, $114,770. Advanced degrees may be required.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Peter A. Schaefer, Ph.D.
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Science Center, Suite 319

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.