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Requirements for Earning a South Carolina High School Diploma (Grades 9-12)

The student must earn a total of twenty-four (24) units of credit as follows:

Subject Area

Units

English/Language Arts

4.0

Mathematics

4.0

Science

3.0

U.S. History and Constitution

1.0

Economics

0.5

U.S. Government

0.5

other Social Studies course(s)

1.0

Physical Education or Junior ROTC

1.0

Computer Science (including Keyboarding)

1.0

Foreign Language or Career and Technology Education

1.0

Electives

7.0

TOTAL

24.0

 

The student must earn a total of twenty-four (24) units of credit as follows for 4-year college admissions criteria: 

English/Language Arts

4 units

Mathematics

4 units

Laboratory Science

3 units

U.S. History and Constitution

1 unit

Government and Economics

1 unit

Social Studies

1 unit

Foreign Language

2 or 3 units

Fine Arts

1 unit

Computer Science

1 unit

Physical Education or JROTC

1 unit

One additional unit in Computer Science, English, Fine arts, foreign Language, Social Studies, Humanities, Lab Science or Math

1 unit