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Science Course Pathways

Science Course Pathways


Listed below are possible course sequences for Science.

Please consult with your counselor if you have any questions regarding your personal course of study.

You must meet the prerequisites for the course to enroll.  Many science prerequisites are based on math level completed, as well as science courses completed.

For further information regarding prerequisites, refer to the Foothill High School Course Catalog (PDF).

LIFE SCIENCES

Biology
Biology Honors
Biology AP
Forensic Science *
IB Biology HL2
Environmental Science AP

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Earth Science*
Chemistry
Chemistry Honors
Chemistry AP
Oceanography*
Physics
Physics 1/2 AP
Environmental Science AP
Forensic Science *

*Does not meet UC, CSU requirement for Lab Science only “g ” elective


graphic science symbolsSEQUENCE 1 

9th Grade   | Earth Science
10th Grade | Biology
11th Grade | Chemistry  or Oceanography*
12th Grade | Forensic Science* or Physics

SEQUENCE 2 

9th Grade   | Biology or Honors
10th Grade | Chemistry, Honors or Biology AP
11th Grade | Biology AP, Physics or Physics 1 AP, Chemistry AP,
Forensic Science*, Environmental Science AP
12th Grade | IB Biology HL2 (IB students only), Physics 2 AP,  or any of the above from grade 11