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What AP courses should I take if I want to go into acoustics?

I am currently a high school junior interested in engineering acoustics...I am already taking AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology (I also want to link acoustics to neuroscience which is also an area that I am interested in).
I plan to take AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 2, and AP Music Theory next year as well. Since I am interested in acoustical engineering focusing on neuroscience and music, what other AP's would you recommend?
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Danielle’s Answer

I am not familiar with many high school AP courses that are directly relevant, but the more APs you can take that may cover some of the distribution requirements that colleges have the better. Most schools have requirements for English, Math and Science that can often be filled with a high enough test score. Seems like you are on the right track!
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Louise’s Answer

I would add AP Biology, AP Psychology and AP Physics C: Mechanics. You also might look into whether local colleges offer individual courses for high school students in your area of study, see if any local professors in the field could use a research assistant or get a relevant internship or part-time job.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Lillian! - I would recommend taking AP courses in a variety of topics even those not directly tied to the major you are hoping to pursue. Many universities require students to earn general education credits in a broad swath of subjects; entering college with AP credits will allow you meet these requirements and give you more time to explore college classes that are more specific to your major. As you start to look at different colleges, ask for information regarding how they apply AP credits and for a list of course equivalencies so you can get an idea of which exams will allow you to test out of the general education classes. Some college only allow AP credits to apply for elective courses, meaning that it will count towards the overall credit hours you are required to earn, but will not act as a replacement for required courses.

It sounds like you are on the right path and have a lot of ambition! Best of luck on your future AP exams and college plans!
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