Texas - Graduation Requirements: Social Studies

Area: 
Social Studies
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2012
Summary: 

Texas requires 3 credits of social studies to graduate.

Body: 

Two of the credits must be acquired from the following:
-1 credit from US History studies since 1877;
-0.5 credits in US Government; and,
-0.5 credits in Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits.

The remaining credit may be earned in either World History Studies or World Geography Studies.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/21/2016