California - Graduation Requirements: Social Studies

Area: 
Social Studies
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2013
Summary: 

As per California Education Code Section 51225.3, California requires 3 years of social studies to graduate.

Body: 

This includes:
-U.S. history and geography;
-world history, culture, and geography;
-one semester of American government; and,
-one semester of economics.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016