Letters & Sciences

The “Write” Tips: How to Succeed in Your Online MFA Writing Program

There’s plenty of writing advice from scholars, editors, and classic and contemporary authors available online and in books. But what about advice for making the most of a writing program like National University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing? We’ve put together some tips on how to succeed in an online MFA.

Tools & Tactics: A Look at Crime Scene Investigation Training

It’s no surprise that crime scene investigation is a growing and competitive field. That’s partly because movies and TV shows have built a considerable mystique around the profession, but also because increasingly, people pursue careers because they want to make a difference in their communities. The importance of crime scene investigation can’t be understated. It’s …

Becoming a Fingerprint Analysis Pro

Everyone is an expert in “something,” so everyone has those moments of cringing when that something is depicted in a movie or TV show. It may come as no surprise, but popular entertainment rarely depicts life — or work — in the real world with any great accuracy. “I hate it when they say, ‘There …

Criminalistics: Adding a Specialization to Your Master in Forensic Science Online

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some of them wear lab coats. If your superpower is science (either chemistry or biology at the undergraduate degree level), you could be joining the fight against crime and solving real-world mysteries with a master in forensic science online degree specializing in criminalistics at National University. The criminalistics specialization of …

What Is the Study of Human Behavior?

Consider these scenarios: an office with under-motivated employees is struggling to maintain team momentum, an ex-offender is trying to get a new start, a young manager is experiencing difficulties with leadership, a community is in need of a program to encourage healthy behavior in teens, a nonprofit organization is trying to craft a philanthropic appeal. …

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, …