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What is the difference between science and science lab on College Board?

icehockey86icehockey86 3 replies2 threads New Member
When I was looking at different colleges on Big Plans on the College Board website, I went to the high school course work requirements and it had the requirement of no needed lab- science, but another column for science in which 4 years are required. I took Biology, Chemistry, AP Bio and AP Chemistry, which are all considered lab sciences. Would that count towards just regular science classes. I also repeated Bio and Chem (which are really the only science classes i took) in different levels.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 79717 replies712 threads Senior Member
    Most high school biology and chemistry courses include lab. Was this not the case for your high school?

    It would be a good idea to take physics in high school.
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  • merc81merc81 10805 replies173 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    Note that the OP's HS science classes apparently contained lab components. His question appears to pertain to how these courses are counted in a specific context (that of College Board).

    @icehockey86: You may want to bypass this consideration, and simply note that most colleges will evaluate your science classes by their rigor and range. As stated above, physics, along with biology and chemistry, comprises an important component of a high school science sequence.
    edited December 2019
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1626 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Yes, if you took four years of science courses that had associated labs, it meets the requirements of college that only lists four years of science without specifying a lab requirement (though this is rare - I'd check with the school rather than trust CB)
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