This course is offered to highly motivated students who wish to pursue an interest in the life sciences. The College Board recommends successful completion of high school biology and high school chemistry[2] before commencing AP Biology, although the actual prerequisites vary from school to school and from state to state. Many schools, for example, require no background in biology to take the course.

Topics covered by this course include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Cell functions and organelles
  • Developmental biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Origin of life
  • Population biology
  • Evolution
  • Molecular genetics
  • Cell Communication
  • Cell Division