College of Letters and Sciences

The College of Letters and Sciences at National University is committed to helping you gain a truly liberal arts education while at the same time achieving personal intellectual growth.

National University’s College of Letters and Sciences offers a wide range of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. These programs are designed to cultivate your critical skills for analyzing and communicating important social and professional issues. We want you to "learn how to learn" so that your proficiencies stay relevant.

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

Choose from our departments below

Social Sciences Programs

Department Head: Dr. Robert Johnson

Sophisticated technologies and global economic activity draw societies together and challenge us to understand cultures that may differ dramatically from our own. Training in the social sciences will help to broaden and deepen your understanding of global cultures and workplaces.

The Department of Social Sciences helps students learn to think abstractly, formulate problems, ask appropriate questions, search for objective answers, analyze situations and data, and clearly organize material.

The department offers bachelor’s degrees in general studies, global studies, history, political science, sociology, and interdisciplinary studies.

Mathematics and Natural Sciences Programs

Department Head: Dr. Michael Maxwell

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences seeks to expand the physical and mathematical understanding of the universe. The variety of programs allows you to focus your major in preparation for a career in such fields as biotechnology, environmental science, academia, and more.

Degrees available through the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences cover a wide array of areas. You can select from bachelor’s degrees in mathematics, natural sciences, environmental science and policy, health science, and pre-nursing. Or, you may also choose to pursue a master’s degree in the exciting field of forensic sciences.

 

Department of Psychology Programs

Department Head: Dr. John Fleck

Professionals with a psychology degree are in high demand in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse clinics, consulting firms, and private companies.

National University psychology degree programs will give you a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary practice of psychology and the theory and science of human behavior. Psychology programs and courses offered through the Department of Psychology provide insight into addictive disorders and provide guidance in performing psychological research.

Arts and Humanities Programs

Department Head: Dr. Michael Mcanear

The degrees and programs in the Department of Arts and Humanities cover a broad range of creative expression and thought in languages and literature, visual arts, drama, music, philosophy, and the classics.

Faculty and students in the arts and humanities degree programs include not only scholars, critics, and historians of culture and the arts, but also creative writers, musicians, and artists. The Department of Arts and Humanities offers bachelor’s degree programs in majors such as English, Spanish, and more.

You can also choose to pursue a master’s degree at National University in popular programs such as English or creative writing.

Social Sciences Programs

Department Head: Dr. Robert Johnson

Sophisticated technologies and global economic activity draw societies together and challenge us to understand cultures that may differ dramatically from our own. Training in the social sciences will help to broaden and deepen your understanding of global cultures and workplaces.

The Department of Social Sciences helps students learn to think abstractly, formulate problems, ask appropriate questions, search for objective answers, analyze situations and data, and clearly organize material.

The department offers bachelor’s degrees in general studies, global studies, history, political science, sociology, and interdisciplinary studies.

Mathematics and Natural Sciences Programs

Department Head: Dr. Michael Maxwell

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences seeks to expand the physical and mathematical understanding of the universe. The variety of programs allows you to focus your major in preparation for a career in such fields as biotechnology, environmental science, academia, and more.

Degrees available through the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences cover a wide array of areas. You can select from bachelor’s degrees in mathematics, natural sciences, environmental science and policy, health science, and pre-nursing. Or, you may also choose to pursue a master’s degree in the exciting field of forensic sciences.

 

Department of Psychology Programs

Department Head: Dr. John Fleck

Professionals with a psychology degree are in high demand in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse clinics, consulting firms, and private companies.

National University psychology degree programs will give you a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary practice of psychology and the theory and science of human behavior. Psychology programs and courses offered through the Department of Psychology provide insight into addictive disorders and provide guidance in performing psychological research.

Arts and Humanities Programs

Department Head: Dr. Michael Mcanear

The degrees and programs in the Department of Arts and Humanities cover a broad range of creative expression and thought in languages and literature, visual arts, drama, music, philosophy, and the classics.

Faculty and students in the arts and humanities degree programs include not only scholars, critics, and historians of culture and the arts, but also creative writers, musicians, and artists. The Department of Arts and Humanities offers bachelor’s degree programs in majors such as English, Spanish, and more.

You can also choose to pursue a master’s degree at National University in popular programs such as English or creative writing.