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Health Science Studies

The Health Sciences program prepares students for transfer opportunities leading to careers in physical therapy, respiratory therapy, cardiovascular perfusion, radiation therapy, cytotechnology, medical imaging sciences, medical biotechnology and medical technology.

The Cobleskill-Upstate Early Assurance Physician Program is a unique program in New York State offered to Health Science students at SUNY Cobleskill. Students who qualify and are New York State residents from a rural community will attend SUNY Cobleskill for two years in the Health Sciences Program, then enroll at Cornell University or Siena College for an additional two years of study to earn their Bachelor degree before continuing their advanced education at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. To learn more about the Cobleskill-Upstate Early Assurance Physician Program, please contact the Center for Career Development.


Degree Option

Associate in Science (AS)


Sample courses include:

  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of Parasitology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Medical Orientation E-T-R
  • Microscopic Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Physics

Upon completion of the Health Science Studies AS degree program, students will:

  • Be able to prepare a professional quality, technical report.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the nature of science.
  • Demonstrate good lab practice.
  • Understand and demonstrate standard ethical practices.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of comparative anatomy through dissection, microscopic examination, and macroscopic examination.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles common to living things: DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis; structure-function relationship of cellular organelles; and sexual and asexual reproduction.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts in genetic engineering: mechanisms of bacterial DNA exchange, DNA characterization, and genetic cloning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform as part of a team in group activities.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.