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Careers in the Health Sciences

A biology degree provides excellent training for careers in a wide variety of health fields including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and many others. Recent graduates of the biology department have been accepted into a variety of medical and other professional programs.

Pre-Health Advisement

To help you in planning for a career in the health sciences, we offer dedicated pre-health advisement. We help you with developing your program of study, provide assistance in seeking out internships and offer support and advice during the MCAT and AMCAS application process so you can make the strongest possible application to medical school.

Medical Technology and Cytotechnology 3+1 degrees

For students interested in degrees that offer immediate employment opportunities after completing the undergraduate degree, the Medical Technology and Cytotechnology “3+1” degrees are excellent choices. Medical technologists carry out diagnostic testing in hospital and research laboratories whereas cytotechnologists are responsible for analyzing tissue and cell specimens for abnormalities such as cancer and viral infections, primarily in a hospital setting.

3+4 Articulation agreements with medical and other professional schools

SUNY Plattsburgh has established articulation agreements with an array of medical schools including most recently with SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy. Students who matriculate into these programs complete three years at SUNY Plattsburgh and then transfer to their chosen professional school. Typically, after the first year at the new school the student receives his or her undergraduate degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about biological sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Neil Buckley, Chair
Office: Hudson Hall 337
Phone: (518) 564-3155
Email: [email protected]