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Undergrad Profile

Our central focus on health provides a common thread for all programs at the College. 

Health sciences
Each of our six B.S. programs provides students with the skill sets needed to stand out in today’s highly competitive marketplace. 

The Biomedical Technology program is well suited for students interested in pursuing their education in disciplines such as physician assistant studies or medicine.

The Chemistry program provides an option for a traditional chemistry degree or specialization in medicinal chemistry. Graduates of the program are well qualified to pursue work in pharmaceutical research, manufacturing, or production technology or continue their education in graduate school.
Students interested in performing laboratory tests and helping diagnose disease will find the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program a great fit, with excellent postgraduate employment opportunities.

Individuals interested in our Health and Human Sciences program will find a flexible curriculum grounded in the liberal arts with course work that includes classes in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Graduates are prepared to embark on medical school or pursue a range of health-related career paths such as working in government agencies (public health).

For students interested in gaining skills required for successful careers as research scientists, the Microbiology program provides a broad-based understanding of how this discipline and science in general can be used to meet societal needs. This program is one of the few bachelor’s-level programs of its kind in the nation.

Our Pharmaceutical Sciences program is designed for individuals interested in conducting research on new medications or discovering the underlying causes of disease. Opportunities exist to work side by side with faculty on groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, infectious disease, and bioterrorism defense.

Doctor of Pharmacy
Our flagship and namesake is the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Ideal for students entering directly from high school, the Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates for licensure as pharmacists. Students gain crucial hands-on experience as part of the curriculum, which may be completed in six years. During their study, students learn in work settings such as community pharmacies, hospitals, research laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, and other health care sites.




Albany, New York (main campus)
Colchester, Vermont (satellite campus)

Student Body
Enrollment: 1,500

Intercollegiate programs in basketball, cross-country, soccer,  and track & field

Facilities include modern labs and equipment where students have opportunities to work directly with faculty on groundbreaking research—experiences rarely afforded to undergraduates at most schools.

Opportunities to study abroad in nearly 20 countries, including China, India,Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and Switzerland 

Degree Programs
• B.S. in Biomedical Technology
• B.S. in Chemistry
• B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• B.S. in Health and Human Sciences
• B.S. in Microbiology
• B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

• M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• M.S. in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology
• M.S. in Health Outcomes Research
• M.S. in Molecular Biosciences
• M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

• Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Joint-degree programs in medicine, law, and business are available through agreements with area colleges (P.A., M.D., J.D., M.S., M.B.A.). 

Financial Aid
Nearly 98% of students are assisted by grants, scholarships, and loans. Awards are based on need and/or academic performance.