2 years ago
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I plan on taking Nutrition Science in college. Should I take AP Calculus AB and/or AP Psychology senior year?

I am debating taking AP Calc because of my heavy schedule (AP psychology is already in my schedule). Should I drop the psychology and take the Calculus course instead, or do both?

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@Edji32 years ago

I would suggest looking at the school you're interested in and researching their degree pathway. Look at the classes you are required to take and electives that are recommended, it'll better frame what classes you should take. I just looked at Purdue and it says "Elective credits for courses in sports nutrition, public heath, psychology, dietetics, food science, medical nutrition, nutrition careers, and more!" Seems like psychology is a better match for you, but do the research!

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2 years ago

Would having AP Psych and AP Calc be very stressful and a lot of work for you? If so, I'd say take AP Calc because its an important math course and you can start in a higher math level in college with AP credit should you choose to take the AP exam. See your high school math requirements and see if you have to take AP Calc. I've heard that AP psych is a really fun class, so if that's something you're interested in then take that then. If taking both will not be stressful then I'd say take both. good luck and stay safe!


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