Welcome to the Science Department

  • Two years (20 credits) of Science are required for graduation. One year must be a biological science and one year must be a physical science.  At Hillsdale, most students will complete this requirement at the end of their sophomore year, as all 9th grade students take Biology and all 10th grade students take Chemistry.  Students are strongly encouraged to continue taking science classes in their 11th and 12th grade years to better prepare them for post-high school plans - whatever they may be.  After completing Chemistry in 10th grade, students may choose to take Physics or an Advanced Placement (AP) course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Science.