Calculus BC AP

Course Description:

Calculus (BC) Advanced Placement is an enhancement of the topics of Calculus (AB) Advanced Placement with the addition of advanced topics in integral calculus and sequences and series. Participation in the Advanced Placement examination for a possibility of 6 hours college credit is advised. Students are encouraged to have a graphing calculator TI-83/TI-84 (or equivalent).

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Prerequisite: Calculus AB AP

Other Information:

Why Calculus BC AP?
  • Satisfies 3rd or 4th math for FHSP + Endorsement
  • May be beneficial in admissions process or scholarship opportunities, particularly at more competitive universities
  • Calculus coursework is generally required for science, engineering, business, and mathematics majors
  • Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement or both for a one- or two-semester college calculus course
Who should consider taking Calculus BC AP?
  • Completing STEM or non-STEM DLA endorsement path:
    • Want advanced mathematics coursework to support college/career plans in STEM or Business & Industry
    • Want to complete studies equivalent to a one or two semester, college course in calculus
    • Want opportunity to potentially earn college credit and/or advanced placement through AP exam
    • Want coursework to be competitive in admissions process or scholarship opportunities