Biology II AP follows the currently recommended outline published by the College Board. Biology II AP is a college-level course taken at the high school setting. This AP course will encompass the following in detail: biochemical and cellular basis of life, cell organization, energy transformation, nutrient procurement, transport and processing, genetics, evolution, ecology, animal behavior, and botany. Dissections may be performed, but are not a major component of this course. Biology II AP is designed for the student who plans to major in biology, chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing or other health career. Students are required to do a self-directed research project that involves developing and conducting experiments and writing a scientific paper over their research project. Additional laboratory time is required. Students are encouraged to take the College Board's Advanced Placement Exam in Biology.