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    June 29, 2023

    What Is Marriage and Family Therapy?

    So, you’re wondering, “What is Marriage and Family Therapy?” Well, you’ve come to the right place. This field, often abbreviated as MFT, is a fascinating and vital area of mental health that deserves our attention. Marriage and Family Therapy is more than just a profession. It’s a lifeline for many individuals, couples, and families navigating ...

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    June 26, 2023

    Guide to Online MBA Programs

    Choosing to pursue an MBA is a life-changing decision that should not be taken lightly. It’s essential to be informed about what to expect, how it works, and if it will fit your schedule. This guide aims to answer some of these questions and provide a comprehensive overview of online MBA programs. Understanding Online MBA ...

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    June 21, 2023

    Criminal Justice Careers

    There is a wide variety of criminal justice careers to explore, from paralegal and private investigator to police officer and border patrol agent. Certain positions in the criminal justice field, like those in law enforcement, require a high school diploma or GED as a prerequisite. In contrast, other positions, such as those in forensic psychology, ...

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    June 16, 2023

    What Is a Capstone Project?

    A capstone project is a multifaceted academic experience typically required for students during the final year of an academic program. It is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary project that often requires students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their academic careers to solve real-world problems or issues.  Capstone projects come in all shapes and ...

  • Minor in Criminal Justice Administration Program Page
    June 12, 2023

    The Wedding Cake Model of Criminal Justice

    Criminal justice and wedding cake seem like two things that have nothing in common — so you might be surprised to learn that these romantic, whimsical cakes were the inspiration behind what remains one of the most widely-studied models of criminal justice today. So what is the wedding cake model of criminal justice, and why ...

  • woman smiling with shoulder bag in front of national university building
    June 9, 2023

    A Guide to Doctoral Education

    Embarking on the journey to earn a doctorate degree is a significant decision that requires meticulous planning and preparation. This guide aims to shed light on the intricacies of doctoral education, providing you with the necessary insights to navigate this challenging yet rewarding path. Understanding Doctoral Degrees A doctorate degree, the pinnacle of academic achievement, ...

  • Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies Program Pages
    May 29, 2023

    Criminology vs. Criminal Justice

    Have you ever considered pursuing a career as a detective, police officer, correctional officer, or FBI agent? What about studying the psychology behind criminal behavior or advising government agencies on issues like public safety and crime prevention? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you could benefit by earning a degree or certificate ...

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    May 24, 2023

    Healthcare Management vs. Healthcare Administration

    When you hear the word “healthcare,” your mind likely jumps to thoughts of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. But there’s more to the healthcare field than diagnosing or treating patients — it’s a vast and varied industry comprising numerous parts and career paths, from marketing and technology to health insurance and pharmaceutical research. Two of the ...

  • Master of Science in Computer Science Program Page
    May 19, 2023

    What is Computer Forensics?

    You may be asking yourself, what is computer forensics? Also known as digital forensics, computer forensics is a branch of forensic science that involves collecting, analyzing, and preserving digital evidence to investigate and prevent cybercrime. It uses specialized tools and techniques to recover data, like deleted files, internet history, and email communications from digital devices ...

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    May 17, 2023

    Be the Whole You with National University: Asya

    National University alumna Asya W. exudes confidence as she strides across stages as an international keynote speaker and expertly handles media interviews as the founder of Women of Project Management®. Seeing her today, it’s hard to imagine she was once shy, strove to please others at the cost of her own personal fulfillment, and pursued ...

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    May 16, 2023

    PsyD vs. PhD in Psychology: What’s the Difference?

    A PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) degree and a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in psychology both offer advanced education and training to develop expertise in psychology. While both degrees prepare you for careers in the field of psychology, deciding which degree is right for you can depend on your career interests. So, PsyD vs. PhD in ...

  • Master of Science in Computer Science Program Page
    May 11, 2023

    What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?

    If you’re fascinated by computers and love learning about the latest technology, consider leveraging your interests and talents into a well-paying IT career. As this article will discuss, the computing and IT fields are booming, offering a bright economic outlook with plentiful job opportunities and high earning potential. A computer science degree can give you ...

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    May 8, 2023

    Mental Health Matters: National University's Commitment to Student Well-being

    Attending college is innately stressful — from taking exams and managing heavy workloads to figuring out how to pay for tuition and books. Short-term stress can be healthy and even motivating, providing you that extra energy boost to raise a grade, polish an essay or pursue a new career opportunity. But the American Institute of ...

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    May 2, 2023

    What is Differential Reinforcement? Exploring its Applications

    Differential reinforcement is a behavior modification technique used in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which involves selectively reinforcing desired behaviors while withholding reinforcement for undesired behaviors. This technique is based on the principle of reinforcement, which states that behaviors that are followed by the addition or removal of stimuli will increase the future probability for that ...

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Program Page
    April 27, 2023

    What Is Qualitative vs. Quantitative Study?

    If you’ve browsed a university course catalog, you might have noticed research-themed classes and wondered, “What is qualitative vs. quantitative study?” For example, suppose you’ve explored National University’s regionally accredited nursing and healthcare programs. In that case, you may have come across classes with names like Quantitative Analysis (CLS 401), offered as part of our ...

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    April 25, 2023

    Can You Go to College With a GED?

    Approximately 150,000 people earn their GED in the United States annually, according to the GED Testing Service, the sole provider of the official GED test. If you’re one of them, and you’ve been thinking about continuing your education, then you’ve probably wondered: Can you go to college with a GED? The short answer is yes: ...

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    April 20, 2023

    Top Data Science Interview Questions

    Data science is a rapidly growing field with a bright economic future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for a data scientist is close to $101,000, and the field is expanding at an astounding pace, with 36% growth expected by 2031. This guide to data science interview questions will help ...

  • The Difference Between EMTs and Paramedics
    April 17, 2023

    The Difference Between EMTs and Paramedics

    Paramedics and emergency medical technicians — or more commonly known as EMTs — are both critical pillars of the emergency medical system (EMS). However, while both deal with medical emergencies and are vital to public health and safety, there are also some significant ways that these roles differ. The main difference between EMTs and paramedics ...

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