Early College

Become proficient in a second language and discover the multitude of personal and professional opportunities available to you. Collaborate with a diverse group of students and conduct community outreach across cultures.

The National University Language Institute offers English Language Learning programs for students at all levels who wish to enhance their professional and workplace skills or develop academically by pursuing a degree at an English-speaking college or university. Explore the possibilities through any of the English Language courses offered.

To learn more about the Language Institute, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

English Language & Pathway Programs Administrator
Starley Dullien, Ph.D., DSC
(858) 541-7965 | sdullien@nu.edu

Accumulate credits toward a college degree or meet continuing education requirements with Extended Learning Courses. Hone skills that increase your value and help you remain professionally relevant in an increasingly competitive workplace.

The Division of Extended Learning at National University offers a range of personal, professional, and academic learning opportunities by proving innovative and relevant programs in an evolving global environment. Whether you’re looking to develop personally or professionally, Extended Learning programs can help propel you to meet your goals.

Executive Director
Roxanne J. Kymaani, Ph.D
(858) 642-8600 | extlearning@nu.edu

Experience the personal and intellectual growth possible with a degree in from National University’s College of Letters and Sciences. Here you can explore a wide and diverse range of studies designed to cultivate critical communication and analytical skills that can be used to develop exciting career paths in several unique and creative industries.

The College of Letters and Sciences offers a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, psychology, arts, and humanities. Explore your creative expression, conduct exciting research projects, or delve into global cultures and languages. Here, you’ll “learn how to learn” and continue developing proficiencies, even after your degree is complete.

Dean Dr. Carol Richardson
858-642-8450 | cols@nu.edu

Explore the career possibilities available with a degree in professional studies. Make a direct impact in your community as you gain real-world expertise in your field. You’ll network with other professionals and experience a dynamic education landscape that prepares you to work in diverse environments nationwide.

The School of Professional Studies at National University provides excellence and quality in the fields of journalism, film, entertainment arts, law, criminal justice, homeland security, and public administration. Discover a degree program that prepares you to meet your personal career goals while inspiring you to serve your community in new and exciting ways.

Dean Daniel Donaldson, Ph.D
858-642-8480 | sops@nu.edu

Learn to provide quality patient care using the latest medical technologies with a degree in health and human services. Continuous medical advances have created an increasing demand for health professionals with the critical thinking and therapeutic skills that make a difference in the lives of patients.

National University offers programs in nursing, health sciences, and community health. As the first academic institution in the world to pursue and achieve Planetree Recognition, National University is a leader in training a new generation of health care providers as compassionate, competent professionals dedicated to achieving the highest quality patient outcomes while serving diverse communities through a person-centered model of care.

Dean Dr. Gloria J. McNeal
858-309-3473 | shhs@nu.edu

Develop a highly technical and cutting-edge understanding of the world of engineering and computing. Here, you’ll build the professional credentials to begin or advance your career in this dynamic and in-demand industry. Using both foundational knowledge and innovative research projects, you’ll explore advancements in an increasingly technical world.

The National University School of Engineering and Computing curriculum includes a comprehensive mix of bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs in the areas of computer science, information systems, and applied engineering. Through lessons from our faculty, many of whom work in the fields they teach, you’ll gain invaluable real-world wisdom and discover the exciting day-to-day experience of a career in tech.

Interim Dean Jodi Reeves, PhD
858-309-3426| jreeves@nu.edu

Help fill the need for educators nationwide by earning a degree that prepares you for a rewarding and inspiring career. An education degree opens doors for new and established teachers, as well as administrative professionals. Learn effective communication skills, broad contexts for child-development, and different approaches to learning and teaching styles.

The Sanford College of Education at National University offers over 50 on-campus and online programs in the areas of teacher education, special education, educational administration and school counseling and psychology. The college has earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), recognizing its rigorous, evidence-based standards for teacher education programs.

Dean Dr. Judy Mantle
858-642-8320 | soe@nu.edu

Earn a degree that propels your career and prepares you to become a leader in the global marketplace. Develop effective communication skills, strong analytical and critical thinking, and learn ways to solve everyday problems presented by the business world.

National University offers flexible on-campus and online programs that feature unique and cutting-edge curriculum designed to prepare students to become strategic thinkers and leaders in their industries. Choose from degrees in marketing and management, leadership and human resource management, finance and economics, or accounting.

The School of Business and Management at National University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, visit https://iacbe.org/memberpdf/NationalUniversity.pdf.

Dean Dr. Alfred Ntoko
858-642-8400 | sobm@nu.edu