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Laboratory Science D Updated Discipline

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, UC is introducing revised science discipline options for courses submitted under the laboratory science D subject area. These updated science disciplines align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California public schools that many high schools across the state have been implementing.

Please note that the area D subject requirement and the relevant course criteria have not changed, so you are not required to resubmit any already approved area D courses. However, if you previously earned area D approval for a course that is aligned to the California NGSS and you would like to update the science discipline name as a result of the revised options that UC is now using, simply follow the steps to “Revise a course” once you log in to the A-G Course Management Portal.

The updated discipline options are:

Single Science Disciplines

  • Biology/Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Sciences
  • Physics

Single Science Discipline Integrated with Earth & Space Sciences

  • Biology/Earth & Space Sciences
  • Chemistry/Earth & Space Sciences
  • Physics/Earth & Space Sciences

Integrated Science

  • Integrated Science 1
  • Integrated Science 2
  • Integrated Science 3

Other Disciplines Names

  • Applied Science
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Science

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