The science requirement introduces students to science as an important mode of inquiry in the world. We offer several courses that reflect a range of scientific disciplines, including Life Studies: Biology and Art, Astronomy, and Urban Ecology. The science curriculum also includes environment-oriented courses, and introduces students to areas of art/science intersection and collaboration.

We also regularly offer Art and Phenomena, an off-site course at the San Francisco Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception. The instructional team, led by a physicist, employs an experience-based learning methodology in which students study physics-centered topics (often related to optics and sound), and design their own experiments.