Advanced Placement Biology
This course begins with a discussion of the unique properties of living organisms that set them apart from nonliving. The presentation of molecular and cellular biology follows, and gives a background for the concepts of reproduction and genetics. Units dealing with microbiology, multi-cellular plants, organic chemistry, invertebrate animals, vertebrate animals and human biology follow in a logical sequence. The laboratory, being an integral part of the course, offers experience in sophisticated as well as basic laboratory techniques. Advanced Placement courses have the requirement that each student must take the AP examination in the respective disciplines. Students are expected to pay the associated College Board fee of $92 for the exam.
Prerequisites: A student registering for this course must have the recommendation of the current science teacher, and an overall average of 85% or higher for all previous Regents Science courses. Students must have received a passing grade on the Living Environment Regents exam.