The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. After showing themselves to be qualified on the AP Exam, some students, in their first year of college, are permitted to take upper-level courses in biology or register for courses for which biology is a prerequisite. Other students may have fulfilled a basic requirement for a laboratory-science course and will be able to undertake other courses to pursue their majors.
The two main goals of AP Biology are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and an appreciation of science as a process. The ongoing knowledge explosion in biology makes these goals even more challenging Prerequisite: One year of Biology or Biology Honors & one year of Chemistry. Concurrent
enrollment in IM3 STEM or higher math is recommended
Course # 13720
Course Term: Yearlong
Grade Levels: 11-12
Graduation Credit: Biological Science
CSU/UC: Lab Science(d) Electives(g)