Study The AP Biology Course Online

AP Courses

What are Advanced Placement (AP) courses?

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are rigorous, college-level courses and assessments offered in US high schools. Administered by the College Board, they have now replaced the SAT Subject Tests for college applications. Doing well on AP courses can translate to college credit in US and Canadian universities.

AP courses are structured to be self-study material with a standardized exam offered once a year. As such many high schools might not offer the correct guidance or teaching for AP courses.


AP Biology courses are offered all throughout high school and as such can be taken by students aged 15-18 through self-study or proper classes.


Students can study AP Biology online with live interactive classes either full-time or part-time. Students also have the option to take AP courses in conjunction with A Level subjects.


The AP Biology exam covers the topics outlined in the course description including: cell structure and function, ecology, gene expression and regulation, and the chemistry of life. This AP exam consists of one multiple choice section and a free response section over the duration of three hours. 3 hours and 15 minutes paper Section 1 | Multiple Choice | 60 questions Section 2 | Free Response | 7 questions

What will you learn in AP Biology?

Students taking the AP Biology Course will cover course topics such as cell structure and function, ecology, gene expression and regulation, the chemistry of life, and natural selection. In this AP subject, students will be required to test a prediction or Biology theory, collect and analyze data, interpret data to draw conclusions, and support a scientific claim with evidence.

There are several career opportunities for students taking AP Biology:

  • Academic researcher
  • Biotechnologist
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Marine biologist


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