New Jersey - Graduation Requirements: Science

Area: 
Science
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

New Jersey requires 15+5 credits of science courses to graduate.

Body: 

This includes at least five credits in laboratory biology/life science or the content equivalent effective with the 2008-2009 grade nine class; one additional laboratory/inquiry-based science course, which shall include chemistry, environmental science, or physics effective with 2010-2011 grade nine class; and one additional laboratory/inquiry-based science course effective with 2012-2013 grade nine class.

Additionally, this includes at least five credits in 21st century life and careers, or career-technical education;

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/18/2016