Biology 30 Advanced Placement (AP)


Environmental Science 20 OR Health Science 20
Physical Science 20 is strongly recommended

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous

Course Description


Biology 30 AP is an introductory college-level biology course that is equivalent to a first year, three-credit biology course, and is meant to prepare students for the AP Biology Exam. This is a terrific course for students who are thinking about entering medicine, another scientific field in post-secondary, or just enjoy learning about the living world. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations; critically analyzing recent scientific discoveries in the fields of medicine, genetics, and evolution.

For general Advanced Placement information including exam fees and where to write the exam click here.

Credits Earned

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for the AP Biology exam, to be written in early May, and earn students the Biology 30 high school credit. After the exam students may need to complete supplemental modules for topics not covered during the AP Exam preparations. If you attempt the AP Exam you will have an AP designation for Biology 30 on your transcript; otherwise, you will receive the regular Biology 30 credit.  Other important details about Advanced Placement  (AP) lie below the Course Description.  All students considering AP should read all of these details.

Course Costs:

If you are not registered with the Sun West School Division, or are 22 years of age or older, then this course will cost $1000 as there are two 100 hour credits associated.

Units of Study

Resources Supplied by the DLC

Campbell Biology Ninth Edition, Reece, Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky, and Jackson

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