Sorry for the long post!
I’m currently a senior heavily debating between taking AP Chemistry or AP Physics C (M & EM). I’ve taken AP Calculus AB and am currently taking BC along with AP Statistics. I took AP Biology and AP Physics I previously. Now, I’m left to take AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, or AP Physics C (full-year covers both M & EM). I’m not planning on taking AP Environmental Science. I have to choose between AP Chemistry and AP Physics C. I’m planning to go on to medical school later on, and want to pursue something along the lines of biology and physics for my undergrad. Possibly a niche major like Biophysics, Computational Biology (I’ve taken AP Computer Science A), or Neuroscience.
Other AP classes I’ve taken and am taking include AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, and AP French. Was never a fan of history and never planned to take an AP history class.
Which of these courses would best suit my future interests? Personally, I’m not a massive fan of chemistry, but love biology and physics. I’m strong at math, earned a low A in AP Calculus AB without putting in way too much effort (virtual caused a slight dip in my grades in general). I mostly understood the concept but lacked practice partly due to my indiscipline during virtual schooling. That’s gone now and we’re back to normal school so I’m back on schedule. However, I hear that AP Chemistry is one of the more essential sciences if a student has already taken AP Biology and any one of the three AP Physics classes. My heart lies with AP Physics C, but I feel like AP Chemistry is an important class for me to take.
I believe in taking classes that are important to me instead of loading up on AP classes that I do not like/will not enjoy. That said I’m not too aversed to chemistry as it’s one of the sciences I haven’t actually explored that much!
(I’m always confused about where to post on CC, please let me know if this post is in the wrong place, thanks!)