AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes, energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions. The AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester college introductory biology course for biology majors. Students will learn science practice which includes explaining concepts, analyzing visual representations, determining scientific method and questions, representing and describing data, performing statistical tests, analyzing data, and developing and justifying arguments using science. The framework encourages instruction that prepares students for advanced work in STEM and life science-related majors.