Senior Research Lab Prerequisites for Class of 2023 and Beyond

Any exception to a prerequisite should be directed to the Science and Technology Division Manager who (if supportive of) will request the final approval of the TJ administration.

Use the following to prepare for and/or evaluate your background for specific labs

Laboratory

Prerequisite*

Recommended*

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • None
  • Advanced Astronomy: The Solar System (sem)
  • Advanced Astronomy: The Universe (sem)

Biotechnology and Life Sciences

  • DNA Science I (sem)

One or more of the following:

  • DNA Science II, AP Chemistry, or AP Biology

Chemical Analysis and  Nanochemistry

  • None

 

One or more of the following:

  • AP Chemistry (year)
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry with Instrumental Analysis (sem) 
  • AP Biology or AP Physics or AP Statistics or AP BC Calculus

Computer Systems

  • Data Structures including APCS-A

One or more of the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Parallel Computing
  • Computer Vision

Combined Engineering Research Lab

  • Any TWO (2) engineering/tech electives
  • Any other engineering/tech electives

Microelectronics

  • Advanced Analog Electronics (sem) AND
  • Advanced Digital Electronics (sem)

One or more of the following:

  • Advanced Audio Electronics
  • Advanced Microprocessors Systems

Mobile and Web Application Development

  • Data Structures including APCS-A

One or more of the following:

  • Mobile App Dev (sem)
  • Web App Dev (sem)

 

Neuroscience

Choose one of three separate tracks:

  • [AP Biology (year) AND Neurobiology (sem)] OR
  • [AP Calculus BC (year) AND Artificial Intelligence 1 (sem) AND Artificial Intelligence 2 (sem)] OR
  • [AP Calculus BC (year) AND Automation & Robotics 1 (sem) AND Automation & Robotics 2 (sem)]

 

One or more of the following:

  • Advanced Digital OR Analog Electronics

Oceanography and Geophysical Systems

  • Advanced Marine Biology (sem)

One of more of the following (depending on project):

  • DNA Science 1
  • Conventional Energy Systems OR Alternative Energy Systems
  • Advanced Prototyping 1 OR 2
  • AP Chemistry

Quantum Physics and Optics

  • AP Physics C (year)

 

One or more of the following (depending on project):

  • Relativity, Electrodynamics, and Quantum Mechanics
  • Computational Physics OR Intro to Optical Systems OR AMT (Mathematics Techniques for Scientists and Engineers)
  • Advanced Analog OR Digital Electronics