Science is a huge field that encompasses many disciplines. Each discipline offers another look at how God has structured our world and how we are to relate to it.

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. By understanding the way we have been created and how things work together as a whole helps us maintain the body God has given us. It also helps us to understand some of the things that can go wrong with our bodies.

Biology I

Biology is the science of life. Its name is derived from the Greek words "bios" (life) and "logos" (study). Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, and distribution of living organisms. ByDesign biology textbooks are written from a Christian perspective while attempting to understand the secular position of Darwinian evolution.

Biology II

Biology II is an advanced level biology course, usually with a strong laboratory emphasis. The course builds on the concepts introduced in Biology I, such as microbiology, heredity, and genetics. Some schools prefer to use forensic science, marine biology, paleontology, advanced botany, or other specialized courses for a curriculum.


Chemistry is a branch of science that involves the study of the composition, structure and properties of matter. Often known as the central science, (because it involves all of the other branches of science, such as physics and biology) it is a creative discipline chiefly concerned with atomic and molecular structure and its change, for instance through chemical reactions. This course will help you understand from a molecular level the world around you.

Earth Science

Earth sciences are the fields of study concerned with the solid Earth, its waters, and the air that envelops it. They include the geologic, hydrologic, and atmospheric sciences with the broad aim of understanding Earth's present features and past history and using this knowledge to benefit humankind.

Ecology and Environmental Science

Environmental science and ecology are closely related. Environmental science is a broader field that incorporates many elements of earth and life sciences, whereas ecology is usually more focused on how organisms interact with each other and their surroundings. This course will bring together all the sciences as they relate to where we live, planet earth.

Physical Science

Physical science is the study of the inorganic world. That is, it does not study living things. The four main branches of physical science are astronomy, physics, chemistry, and the Earth sciences. These are brought together in this course to provide a broad picture of each of these fields.


Physics is the study of the basic principles that govern the physical world around us. This course will look at motion, about forces, momentum, energy, and other concepts in lots of different physical situations. To get the most out of physics, you'll need a solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry.