Mississippi - Graduation Requirements: Social Studies

Area: 
Social Studies
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

Mississippi requires between 3-4 credits in social studies depending on diploma path.

Body: 

The credit requirements vary between 3-4 credits required to graduate depending on diploma path. All diplomas require:
-1 credit of U.S. History
-0.5 of U.S. Government Studies; and
-0.5 of Mississippi Studies.

Under the Traditional Pathways Option, additional credits are required:
-1 credit in World History;
-0.5 credits in economics; and,
-0.5 in Geography.

Under the District Option:
-1 additional credit is required in World History.

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