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Students must earn a minimum of three credits in Science, with two of those credits in Environmental Science (Earth Science) and Living Environment (Biology). All Science classes are laboratory-based and culminate with either a final exam or Regents Exam (at the Regents level).

Columbia offers AP classes in the core courses of Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and has added two Engineering electives.

Required Courses:

  • Environmental Science (Earth Science)
  • Living Environment (Biology)

Science Department Electives:

  • Environmental Science
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Advanced Placement Biology
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry
  • Advanced Placement Environmental Science
  • Advanced Placement Physics
  • Forensic Science
  • Science Research (taken concurrently with Sophomore, Junior and Senior Science)