## Should I take AP stats or AP Calc AB?

For prospective science majors, especially physics, engineering, and chemistry majors, it is better to concentrate on calculus AB/BC in high school than to take AP Stats. Take statistics in college when it is a real math class instead of a technique memorization class.

### What is AP Stats good for?

It’s also good for understanding things like polling in day-to-day life, and for a data scientist, statistics, probability theory, and inference are all key. All three are taught in AP Stats. For many jobs, you’ll have to be able to understand research reports. AP Stats will help you do that.

**What does BC Calc stand for?**

AP Calculus AB covers the material of a semester of college Calculus (Calc I), while AP Calculus BC covers the material of two semesters of college Calculus (Calc I & Calc II).

**How hard is AP Calc AB?**

Of those who considered themselves a “math person,” AP Calculus AB was not very difficult (average score: 2.04), and AP Calculus BC was slightly difficult (average score: 2.64). Of those who considered themselves somewhat of a “math person,” AP Calculus AB was moderately difficult (average score: 3.42).

## Should I skip Calc AB?

However, you should not skip AB. This is because AB calculus covers the basics of calculus, such as limits, derivatives and integration (basic). This will be applied in BC Calc. When you start a semester long BC course like me, you jump right into L’Hopital’s rule.