Length/Credits: 2 semesters – 2 credits
Open to: Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Biology I, Chemistry I
*Strongly recommended: Botany/Zoology or Anatomy/Physiology
The Advanced Placement Biology course is intended to be an equivalent to an introductory course found at the freshman university level.
The course content follows suggestions by the College Board. The major themes are: science as a process, evolution, energy transfer, continuity and change, relationship to structure and function, regulation, interdependence in nature, and technology and society.
General subjects addressed and time allocated are as follows: Molecules and cells (25%), heredity and evolution (25%), organisms and populations (50%).
Students taking this course are encouraged to take the AP Biology exam in May because the laboratory portion of this course follows the suggested labs for AP Biology.