Planning for Computer Engineering

<p>I am junior in high school and my school starts the college process after break about the second week in January. This got me thinking about my courses for next year for my intended major of Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. What would be the best courses for the two programs to take next year my senior year. </p>

<p>Currently im in: Pre-calc, AP Chem, AP history, english , spanish, and Ap bio</p>

<p>Projected Schedule is: AP Calc, Ap physics, AP comp science, Ap economics, english</p>

<p>Those are fine. The mathematics is the most important part.</p>

<p>Is ap physics necessary then. I have already filled my physics prerequiste and was wondering if i could switch it with stats.</p>

<p>AP Physics B will provide a stronger high school level physics preparation for college physics (but no useful subject credit for an engineering major).</p>

<p>AP Physics C may be accepted for credit for college physics (more likely for mechanics than E&M).</p>

<p>AP Statistics is unlikely to be accepted for credit, and is considered a low rigor AP (it is typically a year course in high school, but is at most counted for a semester course in introductory statistics for social studies majors). If you never take another statistics course, the general knowledge may be helpful later on, but if you do, a calculus-based college statistics course will be more useful.</p>

<p>As far as AP Calculus goes, BC is like a college calculus course, while AB is a slower paced version (a year of AB is usually counted as a semester of college calculus).</p>

<p>Having the AP credits is nice but remember that just about all EE or CompE programs are designed with students starting off with Calculus I during fall semester freshman year with ZERO AP credits.</p>

<p>True, but if the student comes in with useful AP credit, s/he effectively gains free electives (usually later) that can be taken in place of the skipped introductory courses.</p>