To become intellectually responsible, scientific thinkers and problem solvers requires both an active curiosity and strong analytical thinking skills. Science at Regina Dominican is therefore taught as an inquiry-based process and includes developing a body of knowledge about both the physical and living world. It is desirable that students be well grounded in all the sciences as current scientific research continues to be not only technology-based but also increasingly more interdisciplinary in its scope.

Three years of Science are required. It is the philosophy of the Science Department that the students should be exposed to each of the three sciences, biology, chemistry and physics, in preparation for college.

The Science Department at Regina Dominican uses a laboratory approach to science education that involves each student in the process of discovery. This approach enables students to engage in analytical problem solving.

Course Offerings in Science

FRESHMAN YEAR

Biology Level I
Biology Level II
Honors Biology Level III

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Any of the above as well as…

Physical Science Level I
Chemistry Level I
Chemistry Level II
Honors Chemistry Level III

JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Any of the above as well as…

Environmental Science I* Level II
Environmental Science II* Level II
Human Anatomy and Physiology Level II
Human Anatomy and Physiology Level III
Physics Level II
Honors Physics Level III
AP Biology** Level III
AP Chemistry** Level III
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based Level III
Forensic Science I: Biological Evidence Level II
Forensic Science II: Physical Evidence Level II
Principles of Engineering* Level II
Principles of Engineering* Level III
Astronomy Level II
Geology Level II

* One semester course credit.
** Two class periods and two year-long credits.

For course descriptions and prerequisites, please see the Curriculum Guide in main menu.

Biology Class
Biology Class

Science Faculty

Science News