What Can You Do With a Master’s in Gerontology?

Gerontology is a special study aimed at understanding the effects of aging on elderly adults. At National University, students can earn their master’s in gerontology online, opening the door to many career opportunities. Gerontology is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the United States; if this is an area of study that interests …

How to Choose: Criminal Justice Administration Degree or a Juvenile Justice Degree?

You’re interested in preventing or solving crimes involving youth or adults. Finding a rewarding justice career at the local, state, or federal level is possible but which is the best fit — a broad criminal justice focus or narrower juvenile justice focus? In this article, we’ll detail the differences and specifically focus on National University’s …

Get to Know the Veterans Center at National!

Plenty of colleges and universities have a veterans center – a place where a veteran can use a computer, contact the VA office or find out a bit more about GI benefits. But there is at least one thing that separates the Veteran Center at National University’s Spectrum Campus in San Diego from the others …

Launching Your Career As a Certified Nurse Anesthetist

For nearly two centuries, anesthesia has been used to increase the safety and comfort of patients during a wide variety of medical procedures. With the demand for healthcare services on the rise, this aspect of patient care is more critical than ever before. To meet this growing need, an increasing number of nurses are pursuing …

What Is Forensic Serology?

If you watch popular TV detective series or read crime novels, you might think that the smoking gun or carelessly left fingerprint from an ungloved hand are the keys to solving all kinds of crime mysteries. In reality, there’s another branch of forensic investigation that’s at the heart of crime-solving: forensic serology. When combined with …

Work-Life Balance: How to Stay Focused While Earning Your Degree at Home

If you want to get something done, ask a busy person — and there is no better place to find that busy person than at National University. Our students know a thing or two about managing their work-life balance while studying for their degree at home — primarily because so many of them have a …

What Genres Are Available in Online Degrees in Writing?

When you browse through your favorite local bookstore or online book source, you’re likely to see shelves and website pages dedicated to dozens upon dozens of categories, from graphic novels to cookbooks. When it comes to books and publishing, these overarching categories are referred to as “genres,” and each genre has its share of sub-genres. …

What Are the Different Kinds of Crime Scene Investigation Degrees?

With the popularity of crime scene investigation series and true crime documentaries and podcasts, it seems there’s an increased fascination with forensic science. For some, this curiosity could lead to extra reading, watching, and listening. For others, though, this new-found interest could inspire a career. Your first (or next) step to specializing in crime scene …

The Introverted Writer: Benefits of Online Writing Degrees

Your personality type affects your learning style and preferences. For instance, by their very nature, online degrees are an appealing education option for those who may consider themselves more introverted than outgoing. Online learning allows you to set your own pace and find the space that is most conducive to your learning preferences. In addition, …

How to Get a Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate

More than 19 million Americans ages 12 and up battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. Of those, 74% struggled with alcohol and 38% with illicit drug use. One in eight were affected by both. These numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health may be startling, and they aren’t figures anyone wants …