AP Biology / DC Biology*

AP Biology / DC Biology*

AP Biology / DC Biology*

AP BIOLOGY
Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Conceptual Physics (with an A or B), Chemistry (with an A or B),
Application required
Two Semesters (FY) and the AP exam

DC BIOLOGY
Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Chemistry (with an A or B)
Strongly Recommended: Conceptual Physics
Application required
Two Semesters (FY)
Dual Credit: Boise State BIO 191

AP Biology and DC Biology (BIO 191 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology), will be taught in the same class period with different expectations. Students selecting AP Biology will be expected to take the AP exam and have outside class expectations to meet the curriculum expectations.

This is a two-semester, college-level course. This course is a detailed survey of the main concepts of biology with an emphasis on cellular processes, genetic principles, evolution, and ecology. This course is designed for students who intend to major in the sciences and those in pre-medicine and related fields. The college-level course in biology differs significantly from the usual first high school course in biology with respect to range and depth of topics covered, the type of laboratory work done, and the time and effort required of students. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Students and parents should be prepared for the unusually high demands on time and energy this course requires. It is imperative that students remain consistently focused and organized throughout the entire year.

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