Letters & Sciences

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …