Letters & Sciences

Ask an Expert: Can Human Behavior Be Studied Scientifically?

For our blog series Ask an Expert, we asked National University Associate Professor Paul Jenkins, Can Human Behavior Be Studied Scientifically?   Dr. Jenkins is the coauthor of Research for the Psychotherapist and seven published papers. He has worked in clinical psychology for more than 30 years with specialties in forensic psychology and mental illness. …

Ask an Expert: Is Human Behavior Predictable?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on human behavior. We asked Professor Charles Tatum of the …

The Career Power of Creative Writing Degrees Online

Using your creative writing skills and talent to tell a written story can become a rewarding career. Earning your degree in creative writing can lend you the credibility you need to get paid to write — and the skills and motivation to bring your creative work to its highest potential. If you’re comparing creative writing …

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s in Biology

For students who have a natural inclination to pursue studies in the sciences, and specifically the field of biology, an obvious question should be considered at the start of that educational journey: what can you do with a bachelor’s in biology? On the surface, the answer to that question may seem more straightforward than it …

Crime Scene Investigator Training: Forensic Science Certification

The long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation police procedural drama on CBS, which ended in 2015 after fifteen seasons and numerous spinoffs, thrust forensic science into the public limelight. While the show increased awareness of the field, forensic science educators and law enforcement professionals both stress that a career in crime scene investigation is not exactly …

What Can You Do With a Master’s in Forensic Science

When Chris D’Amario wanted to take on a leadership position in the Forensic Sciences Section of the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD), he began looking for a master’s in forensic science — a requirement for promotion. He found what he was looking for in the forensic science master’s degree at National University (NU). NU’s forensic …

Film Studies: The Online Film Degree

When Irving Berlin wrote the song, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” he wasn’t kidding. There are very few areas of business that rival the financial and cultural clout of the United States film industry. The glitz, the glamour, the money – who wouldn’t want to work in the movies? While following a career in …

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in History?

A bachelor’s degree in history prepares students to work in fields that emphasize strong research and communication skills. Whether you are choosing online degrees or on-campus study, the history degree program at National University offers students nuanced perspectives on life in the U.S. today as well as a greater understanding of our country’s past along …

A Master’s in Journalism Online: The Writer’s Edge

Stories saturate every corner of the digital landscape where we consume information all day, every day. We live in a 24-hour news cycle where content published by professional journalists is researched, verified, and enhanced using multimedia tools like video and interactive websites. Turning students into dynamic content professionals and working journalists is the goal of …

The Associate Degree in Biology: Career Paths

The Associate Degree in Biology can help forge a powerful career path for those who are drawn to the study of living organisms, offering preparation for an array of professional opportunities. The field of biology is about exploration and discovery of the natural world around us. There is a wide range of sub-fields that exist …