This is true. All college students have studied biology (at least one year), most have also studied chemistry, and some have studied physics. All have studied some European and American history, but little if any attention is given to science (as vs medicine and technology, such as airplanes, telegraph, or atom bombs). Hardly any studied philosophy.
For the most part, any familiarity with the history of science comes from sidebars in science textbooks--which are often just wrong, such as those biology books that present Anton van Leeuwenhoek as the first microscopist, when in fact microscopes were being used before he was even born.
I have yet see any high-school level discussion of the history of science that accurately treats the history of science and religion, which is (IMO) the crucial part for our purposes as Christian educators. The only exceptions would be a few books designed for such students, but not for classroom use as far as I can tell.