Science

Science courses should include Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry. If your child plans to major in a STEM field (science, computer science, engineering, or math), Physics will probably also be required. These courses must have a lab component. They are usually designated on the transcript as Biology/Lab, Chemistry/Lab, etc. Other science courses include Marine Biology, Advanced Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition Science, Earth Science, and Astronomy. For more information on curriculum and classes, login to your FSP portal and view your shared documents.
 

Early Credit:

High school level science courses, such as Physical Science or Biology, can be taken for high school credit in 8th grade. General Science is not a high school level science course.
 

Dual Credit:

In 12th grade, a science class at Montgomery College or any other college could be taken for both high school and college credit.
 

Colleges:

Colleges want to see at least three years of lab sciences. These should be shown on the transcript with “Lab” following the course name (ie: Biology/Lab). If your student plans on majoring in a STEM field (science, computer science, engineering, or math), then colleges will require 4 years of science. Check with the colleges that your student might attend.
 

State of Maryland Requirements:

Currently, the State of Maryland requires 3 credits in Science.