Advanced Placement Biology Prerequisites: (1) Successful completion of the summer assignments (2) 85% or better grade on the Living Environment Regents Exam (3) Recommendation by a Living Environment or Chemistry Instructor (4) Must have passed or be currently enrolled in Chemistry. This course is intended for those individuals planning to seek a career in the field of science. It is the equivalent of an introductory college biology course. Living organisms are studied and analyzed from the molecular level through the organ systems that create the entire organism. Biochemistry, evolution, ecology, physiology, and genetics are all covered in detail. The student will need to do extensive lab work, write college level lab reports, take detailed exams, prepare and present information during class discussions, and do extensive studying and assignments outside of class time. All students will take an AP Exam in mid-May. Following the AP Exam we will cover extended areas in biology including field biology. The final assessment will include a final exam and a project.