The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory Biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to integrate biological concepts such as molecular genetics, population biology, and cellular biology with chemical and mathematical skills such as biochemical theory and statistics. Students must consistently do extensive work outside the classroom. They will be expected to comprehend a college level textbook, complete analytical laboratory work using higher mathematical skills and cover selected topics in biology independently. Having completed Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry and Pre-calculus will facilitate success in this course. It is also suggested that students should be concurrently enrolled in Human Anatomy and Physiology or they should have already taken it.