The Science Department offers a wide variety of courses and enrichment opportunities that allow students to explore the natural world. Through hands-on laboratory experiences and discussions of current scientific topics, our students graduate with an enhanced understanding of the natural world, as well as an appreciation for how scientific advancements impact society. Students are required to take 3 science credits, but there is opportunity for up to 6 credits.

Clubs & Activities

  • Physics Club
  • Science Fair
  • Internship Opportunities
  • UMD Fire Design Challenge
  • ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentoring Club
  • Field Trips

Course Offerings

Freshman Year
  • Biology (College Prep or Honors)

Sophomore Year
  • Chemistry (College Prep or Honors)

Junior & Senior Year Electives
  • Environmental Science
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Forensic Science & Disease
  • Honors Anatomy & Physiology
  • Honors Physics with Applications to Engineering
  • Honors Genetics and Biotechnology

AP Electives
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics "C" (Mechanics and Engineering & Magnetism)

Lab Component in Every Science Course

Allison White, Department Chair

Students regularly explore the natural world through hands-on experiences and application of concepts.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.