Which should i take, Advanced Bio or Physics?

<p>So i can't make up my mind whether to take Advanced Bio or Physics for senior year. Which would would look better is what i'm asking. I signed up for advanced bio, but many say that the course is tougher than AP Bio. The thing is, i signed up for advanced bio because it might look better, but i enjoy physics more. So should i switch to Physics?</p>

<p>Of course. Do what you enjoy :)</p>

<p>What are you planning on majoring in? I would take Advanced Bio (Is that AP?) because sure, biology is incredible. But I wouldnt suggest taking the AP because most colleges dont take the scores and give you credit for them anyway. Secondly, I would suggest that you take physics because it'll be great for colleges to see that well... you're taking advantage of every possible course that your school has to offer.</p>


<p>I also think you should take physics. First, you like it. Second, it's awesome.</p>

<p>Alright thnx guys.,</p>

<p>I took AP Bio because it was more intresting than Physics to me :/ I didn't want to do all the math hehe.</p>

<p>I don't see how AP Bio "looks" better than AP Physics.</p>

<p>Is this Physics C? If you like it, and it is in fact the calculus-based course, you should take it.</p>

<p>I made a five on Bio, but it is a LOT of memorization.</p>

<p>go with bio- if its anything like ap biology in my school, it'll much more interesting than physics. plus, taking ap physics will be like taking an extra math class</p>

<p>Physics is not just an extra math class. It uses plenty of math, but it includes the real-world applications that make it a science. Also, dkbluefalcon enjoys physics more. I'm sure ap bio is interesting, but it looks like physics is the best fit here.</p>

<p>go with what you like. in the minds of college admissions (which i assume is what you're concerned with) AP Bio = AP Physics as far as 'prestige' goes.</p>

<p>Physics sucks</p>

<p>Do physics. I'm into physics and astronomy, so mebbe i'm biased.
They're as hard as each other (and hard generally defines prestige), but:
Physics's hardness comes from the difficulty of understanding the material
Bio's is from memorizing the name of 567468543654.pi/10 enzymes.</p>

<p>Take what you enjoy; don't take a class just because it "looks good" on your college application. In fact, I don't see many differences between advanced bio and advnaced physics.</p>

<p>And just my biased information: AP bio sucked! The exam was easy, but the class was horrible. My teacher didn't teach for half the chapters in the book, and the class is mostly memorization. And the AP labs seemed like they were designed for regular bio classes even though they had to be college level labs.</p>

<p>I'm (partially) with NorthWestLover for AP Bio.</p>

<p>The exam is very forgiving in the sense that the curve is quite generous.</p>

<p>Having that said, it's always a risk to play the "curve game." My teacher did not cover the human body, so I had to CliffsAP it by myself the two weeks before the exam.</p>

<p>My school is serially underfunded in the science department, so none of the twelve required labs ever worked.</p>

<p>The class is mostly memorization, but that's alright. History is a lot of memorization, and by the end of the year in chemistry I knew so many polyatomic ions, periodic table elements (even some atomic masses), acids, and whatnot.</p>

<p>Not doing what you enjoy = teh suck. You'll get a better grade in AP Phys if you enjoy it more, though I found it a lot more challenging than Phys 2.</p>

<p>I was put into a similar situation, but I elected Bio based on I could not take Physics and Chemistry. Bio is probally more useful down the road to the majority of people than physics will be.</p>

<p>IMO physics is way more interesting. If you think you'd rather disect a cow's eye than build a model projectile launcher, then take bio. Plus, as someone else mentioned you need to do a lot of memorizing for bio which = more work. If your good at math you'll do fine in physics.</p>

<p>O, and prestige-wise, physics C is supposed to be one of the most advanced classes in high school so i think it'll look better....unless you want to major in something more bio-related.</p>

<p>Physics is PURE EVIL.</p>

<p>I'm good at math, and my dad is an engineer. I still sucked at physics. I didn't learn anything in that class. It was a total waste of the 9 months I spent in that class. I didn't understand a single thing in that class, and it toatlly murdered my brain cells. I spent all of the time in physics doodling. I spent the first two days paying attention and then I was like "That's enough. I'm going to stop caring at this point." It sucks. It's evil. I guess I got my mom's anti-science genes. Physics=DEATH.</p>

<p>I hate physics, it sucked. My grade in physics topped out at B-. The only thing I ever learned in physics is that I ABHOR science with a flaming passion, that physics just ruined my life A LOT, and that I should NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, under ANY circumstances, take another physics class, for the rest of my life.</p>

<p>I did pretty well in biology, but I hated bio too. I only did well because I had a teacher that got her teaching degree at Harvard.</p>

<p>Well, Physics it is then~ thnx all.</p>

<p>At my school, We can take AP Biology in 10th grade if you do well. I play on taking AP Physics and AP Chemistry and AP Enviromental Science.</p>