The Ultimate List of Homeschool Subjects

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the flexibility it offers. In high school, I was able to add history courses specializing in WWII, the Hebrew language, journalism through a local 4-H program, and more through a variety of practical, real-life experiences.

Here is a list of potential homeschool subjects (especially for middle and high school students) to get you started on core requirements and electives.

Language Arts

  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Film Literature
  • Poetry
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Handwriting
  • Composition (Generic)
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Speech
  • Debate

Math

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Consumer Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Pre-calculus
  • Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Finite Math
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Math
  • Accounting
  • Number Theory
  • Functions

History

  • American History
  • World History
  • European History
  • The Holocaust
  • The Middle Ages
  • 20th Century History

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Health
  • Child Development
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Science
  • Astronomy
  • Oceanography
  • Forensic Science
  • Botany

Technology

  • Computer Science
  • JavaScript
  • Coding
  • Computer Programming
  • Music Production
  • Web Design
  • Film Production
  • Computer-aided Drawing

Fine Arts

  • Art History
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Theory
  • Videography
  • Drawing 
  • Painting
  • Portraits
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Digital Media 
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Music Production

Bible

  • Biblical History
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Creating Sermons
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Exploring the Christian Faith
  • Church History
  • Bible Study Methods

Foreign Languages

One of the beauties of homeschooling is you can cater electives to your specific interests! For example, in school, I was determined to learn Hebrew, even though it was unconventional.

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Italian 
  • Russian

Social Studies

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • World Religions
  • Current Events
  • International Relations
  • US Government
  • Geography
  • Genealogy
  • Archives and Research

Business

If you have a student interested in business, business courses can be a valuable asset before starting college or entering the workforce. Check and see if your college accepts CLEP credits because they may be able to test out of these courses in college. I took the Principals of Marketing test after binge-studying for a week (with the memory palace system) and passed!

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Personal Finance
  • Retail Marketing

Miscellaneous

  • STEM
  • Linguistics
  • Nutrition
  • Home Economics
  • Philosophy 
  • Aerobics
  • Weight Training
  • Health and Wellness
  • Culinary Arts
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Fashion Design
  • Woodworking
  • Networking
  • Metalworking
  • Cosmetology

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