Science Credit

Science Credit

The NC Dept of Education has a useful page of information here.

NC recommendations for high school graduation are that a student complete 3 science credits:

  • a biological science,
  • a physical science
  • environmental science (formerly earth/environmental science) (see here)
(As a homeschool in NC you are allowed to choose what you consider to be your requirements for high school graduation.)

The minimum entrance requirements for the University of North Carolina are that a student have completed three course units in science, including
  • at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example, biology),
  • at least one unit in physical science (for example, physical science, chemistry, physics), and
  • at least one laboratory course. (see here)

Also see the article about whether these are honors courses / AP / college prep courses.