AP Biology is a course intended to provide a college level biology experience within the high school setting. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to pursue further study in both the sciences and other academic areas. While the intent of the course is to attain mastery in a curriculum similar to that of an introductory college biology course, students will also gain problem solving and organizational skills useful in preparation for a college biology course.
The course content is divided into three parts that are integrated into eight major themes. With the integration of the topics into themes, the course provides both a global perspective and an encompassing view of modern science. Each of the following topics is combined within the curriculum: Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Evolution, and Organisms and Populations. Included in the course are required laboratory projects that are intended to enhance problem solving skills and laboratory techniques.
There is a fee for the AP exam. Approximately $85