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Biology Honors

  • Name:

    Biology Honors (BIOL250)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Physical Science (PHSC100) or equivalent; a grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

Biology Honors


Updated for 24-25!

In this course, students will expand their understanding of God’s complex creation. Students will classify systems to survey living organisms. They will participate in lab activities and simulations to examine the structures and processes in living organisms. By applying concepts in statistics and probability, students will explore the mechanisms for inheritance and variation. Students will also analyze interactions within ecosystems and the effects of human activity.

This course has a lab component.

NOTE for Honors: Biology Honors (BIOL250) is an enriched version of BIOL200. The supplemental reading and activities in the Honors course allow students the opportunity to reinforce their learning as they gain a deeper understanding of the material. Students are supported by the teacher and by the lessons themselves as they work through the course. Students in the Honors course can expect an average of 1-2 hours of work per week in addition to the regular course content.

Special Notes:

This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge and critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare a student to be successful in future upperlevel and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.


Exploring the wonders of biology offer an exciting journey, whether it is studying how living organisms thrive in their natural habitats, investigating the intricate microworld of the cell, unraveling the secrets of genetics, decoding the complexities of animal behavior, or understanding the dynamic interactions within populations. The study of biology presents a unique opportunity to unravel some of the many intricate mysteries of God’s amazing living creation. Please join us as we explore the fascinating world of biology together.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

This year’s CD-ROM textbook was very helpful! I enjoyed how interactive it was, and how it helped me understand the concepts better!


I feel this class was well put together.


There were videos that helped me better understand the topic of the week and the lesson.