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06/05/2020 at 10:12PM
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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?

@Edji306/05/2020 at 11:04PM

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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06/05/2020 at 11:08PM[edited]

from personal experience AP psych is a lot harder than AP calc AB. I think for a competitive school they want to see the most AP classes and most rigorous curriculum you can take. once you drop a class you can never go back. y best advice is take both and drop one course once school starts if it is too intense. you should also make sure you take AP chem or the chem subject test if you’re going into a science major (or the equivalent for bio or physics)

06/05/2020 at 11:04PM

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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