Advanced Placement (AP) Biology

Prerequisites:

Chemistry or Chemistry Honors and Biology or Biology Honors

Credit:

1.0

Grade Level:

12

AP Biology is a rigorous and demanding course, which is the equivalent of an introductory college biology course. Content will be covered in more depth and greater expectations will be placed on interpretation and analysis of information than previous biology courses. The main four areas of study are Cells, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology. Crosscutting concepts will be analyzed throughout the year. In addition, statistical analysis of data and modeling of concepts will be expected. A significant amount of studying must be completed at home to allow time for discussion, labs, and inquiry during class time. Students who enroll in this course are encouraged to take the AP Biology Exam in May.