University High School requires that each student complete two years of a science for graduation. For students in the Class of 2019 and before, this requirement is met by the biology and chemistry sequence in ninth and tenth grades. Starting with the Class of 2020, the requirement will be met by ninth-grade physics and tenth-grade chemistry, respectively. However, all students are strongly encouraged to leave UHS with a foundation in all three fundamental sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics). The advanced electives that we may offer in upcoming years include Astronomy, Geology, Physics, Physics Honors, Advanced Projects in Physics, Advanced Topics in Modern Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and three courses under the heading of Advanced Topics in Biology: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Physiology. Industrial Design is offered in conjunction with the Arts Department. Any elective with an “AP,” “Advanced,” or “Honors” designation is considered a “college-level” course. Permission to enroll in some advanced courses is granted at the discretion of the instructor and the science department as a whole and will be based on a student’s past record in science classes. Taking more than one science course at a time requires permission of the department and space in the desired course. In scheduling classes we will accommodate all single-course students first.