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Science Department

The Cardinal O’Hara science department provides a sound foundation in scientific fact and theory.  An understanding of scientific concepts is encouraged through discussion of current topics in science, laboratory work and research experience.  Our goal is to take the students’ natural curiosity and give them the tools to understand their world

Each student must complete three science courses during his/her four years at Cardinal O’Hara.  Students are encouraged to complete four years of science.

Students are encouraged to enroll in science electives in both their junior and senior year.

Core Courses Include:

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry



Electives include:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics
  • Marine Biology 
  • Introduction To Pathology 






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