Science

Rhian Evans and Senam Dzodzomenyo

Science Sequences – please email [email protected] for any questions

 

Go to 4 year plans UMD and click on the college of your choice. Then look at the majors. This site will show you what courses are required each year, for each major. Look at the freshman courses – OHS is a good school. Use our programs to help you rock your freshman year! 

 

NON -science majors  & those wanting to try something new! 

10th 11th                                     &/OR                      12th 12th
Biology – Honors or Merit

Prerequisite: Physics of Earth and Space or Algebra-Based Physics.

As needed, due to state testing —  11th

Environmental Science/Science & Societal Issues

Prerequisites: Physics of Earth and Space/Algebra-Based Physics and Biology.

OR

Chemistry – Honors or Fundamentals

Prerequisites: 

Honors — Algebra 1 &  Algebra-Based Physics or Physics of Earth and Space.

Fundamentals  – Physics of Earth and Space.

Science electives

11th or 12th

Forensics

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 laboratory courses.

Anatomy & Physiology

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS aligned laboratory courses.

Climate Ocean Weather Space Science

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS aligned laboratory courses

AP Environmental Science

Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry 1 (or permission of the instructor).

Science elective

(can only be taken in 12th grade)

FCC Biology

Prerequisite: Completion of HS Biology is strongly recommended.

 

NON -science majors  – 4 year track– needing a lab science in college

10th 11th                                     &/OR                      12th 12th
Biology – Honors or Merit

Prerequisite: Physics of Earth and Space or Algebra-Based Physics.

As needed, due to state testing —  by 11th:

Environmental Sciences/Science & Societal Issues 

Prerequisites: Physics of Earth and Space/Algebra-Based Physics and Biology.

OR

Chemistry – Honors or Fundamentals

Prerequisites: 

Honors – Algebra 1 &  Algebra-Based Physics or Physics of Earth and Space.

Fundamentals  – Physics of Earth and Space.

 Science electives

11th or 12th

Anatomy & Physiology

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS  laboratory courses.

Forensics

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 laboratory courses.

Climate Ocean Weather Space Science

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS aligned laboratory courses

Physics – Honors — See note below

Prerequisites:

Physics of Earth and Space Science and  Algebra 2 

Co – requisite: Pre-calculus

NOTE —. Honors Physics is NOT to be taken if AB Physics has been taken already. 

AP Environmental Science

Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry 1 (or permission of the instructor).

Science Research 

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status

Science elective

(can only be taken in 12th grade)

FCC Biology

Prerequisite: Completion of HS Biology is strongly recommended.

 

Nursing and Physical therapy type programs

10th 11th                                     &/OR                      12th 12th 
Biology – Honors 

Prerequisite: Physics of Earth and Space or Algebra-Based Physics.

If student did not double up on Biology and Chemistry as a sophomore —  10th or 11th

Chemistry 1 – Honors 

Prerequisites: 

Algebra 1 &  Algebra-Based Physics or Physics of Earth and Space.

11th OR 12th

Anatomy & Physiology

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS  laboratory courses.

Environmental Sciences/Science & Societal Issues

Prerequisites: Physics of Earth and Space/Algebra-Based Physics and Biology.

Climate Ocean Weather Space Science

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS aligned laboratory courses

Forensics

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 laboratory courses.

Physics – Honors — See note below

Prerequisites:

Physics of Earth and Space Science and  Algebra 2 

Co – requisite: Pre-calculus

NOTE —. Honors Physics is NOT to be taken if AB Physics has been taken already. 

Science Research 

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status

(can only be taken in 12th grade)

FCC Biology

Prerequisite: Completion of HS Biology is strongly recommended.

 

STEM  —

Below is a path that would benefit students planning on an Engineering, Science, or Medicine (physician) degree path — This shows paths based on a life science or physical science track, and a bonus track for those wanting even more college level science. 

10th   11th1                                      OR                           12th1   
Biology – Honors

Prerequisite: Physics of Earth and Space or Algebra-Based Physics.

&

Chemistry – Honors 

Prerequisites: 

Algebra 1 &  Algebra-Based Physics or Physics of Earth and Space.

Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, &/or medicine oriented fields?2

AP Chemistry                & AP Biology

Prerequisites: Honors Chemistry I  & Algebra 2. Prerequisites :  Biology & Honors Chemistry I

Physical science fields?3

AP Physics 

Prerequisite: Physics 1 or Algebra-Based Physics. Co-requisite: Calculus.

AP Chemistry 

Prerequisites: Honors Chemistry I  & Algebra 2

Physics – Honors (11th grade) — See note below

Prerequisites:

Physics of Earth and Space Science and  Algebra 2 Co-requisite: Pre-calculus

NOTE — If AB Physics was not taken in 9th grade, Honors Physics 1  must be taken prior to AP Physics. Honors Physics is NOT to be taken if AB Physics has been taken already. 

AP Environmental Science4

Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry 1 (or permission of the instructor).

FCC Biology4 (12th only)

Prerequisite: Completion of HS Biology is strongly recommended.

1Taking AP Statistics & Probability is also a good idea.  It’s not always required in college, but helps students understand and succeed in math heavy science fields.

2 For students planning on taking both AP Chemistry and AP Biology taking AP Chemistry first is a good idea — The chemistry in AP Chemistry will support students in AP Biology.

3 The sequence of taking AP Chemistry and AP Physics  doesn’t matter. 

4 Extra space in your schedule?? Students may be interested in these courses to round out their science course load in either year. 

 

Nursing and Physical therapy type programs

10th 11th                                     &/OR                      12th 12th 
Biology – Honors 

Prerequisite: Physics of Earth and Space or Algebra-Based Physics.

If student did not double up on Biology and Chemistry as a sophomore —  10th or 11th

Chemistry 1 – Honors 

Prerequisites: 

Algebra 1 &  Algebra-Based Physics or Physics of Earth and Space.

11th OR 12th

Anatomy & Physiology

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 MSSS  laboratory courses.

Environmental Sciences/Science & Societal Issues

Prerequisites: Physics of Earth and Space/Algebra-Based Physics and Biology.

Forensics

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 laboratory courses.

Physics – Honors — See note below

Prerequisites:

Physics of Earth and Space Science and  Algebra 2 

Co – requisite: Pre-calculus

NOTE —. Honors Physics is NOT to be taken if AB Physics has been taken already. 

Science Research 

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status

(can only be taken in 12th grade)

FCC Biology

Prerequisite: Completion of HS Biology is strongly recommended.