AP Physics B vs AP Physics C vs AP Bio

<p>I want to take AP physic B. I cannot take C because I haven't taken Calculus AB, which my school requires. Yet, I'm conflicted on the difference between B and C in terms of college credit. Do they award different classes, or does C just award more classes? </p>

<p>I'm taking a pragmatic approach, so which would get me more credits in a non-technological school: Physics B or Bio? Or will the usually get me out of the same number of classes?</p>

<p>Take the one you're more interested in. That said, I imagine that Bio is accepted for credit at more places than Physics.</p>

<p>Most top 50 Uni's & LAC's don't accept physics B for credit.</p>

<p>See, I always hear people that say things like its not accepted, but when I look it up, thats not the case. I mean, the University of Chicago gives 2 quarters off for physics B and bio. so does NYU</p>

<p>take bio. u probably cant take C without B because C expands on things you learn in B (which expands upon what you learn in regular Physics B). also physics is impossible you would get much better grades in bio, unless your a math wizard or you want to be an engineer or something.</p>

<p>If you want to be a physics or engineering major, physics B will not be accepted for credit, you will only be given credit for Physics C</p>

<p>I would take AP Bio since most college will accept credit for Bio and not PhyB.</p>

<p>again, I look at top university websites like Berkely, or NYU, or Chicago, or Northeastern and they ALL accept Physics B, so where is everybody getting their information?</p>

<p>They do all accept Physics B but if you are a science/engineering major, Physics B will not meet your physics requirement</p>

<p>I agree with pierre0913. My D is a liberal arts major. She took honors physics in h.s. and then took the Physics B AP test. This yielded 8 credits at the U of Texas, which was nice. (Our h.s. only offers Physics C or honors physics.)</p>

<p>Physics C gave me 15 credits (an entire semester!) for passing both mechanics and E&M. You need a very solid understanding of calculus to complete this class.</p>

<p>You mentioned you were interested in liberal arts colleges, and often their AP credit policies are going to be stricter than many universities. That's why people are saying that Bio will get you credit more places than physics. Then again, that's why I say take what you like - until you know where you're going to school, you won't know what the policy will be.</p>

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u probably cant take C without B because C expands on things you learn in B

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And your reasoning?

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also physics is impossible

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Do I see a trend of personally jaded opinions?</p>