Honors Biology is a Pre AP laboratory science course. The curriculum includes scientific process skills and content. This course provides an in-depth introduction to the structure and function of biological molecules, structure and function of cells and organisms, inheritance of traits, mechanisms of evolutionary change, and interdependence of organisms in the biosphere.

Honors Biology requires laboratory investigations and synthesis of content knowledge demonstrated by an integration of reading and writing in research and laboratory reports.

All students must pass the Maryland Biology High School Assessment (HSA) or achieve a combined score of 1602 on the four HSA tests. This course is recommended for students who are considering continuing their education at a four year college or university especially in a biological science or health field.