Letters & Sciences

  • October 3, 2022

    What Can You Do with a Bachelor's Degree in History?

    If you enjoy learning about the past and are in the process of applying to undergraduate programs, you may have asked yourself the question: “What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in history?” An undergraduate history degree prepares students to work in fields that emphasize strong research and communication skills — including a few ...

  • May 28, 2020

    How to Earn an Online Degree Writing What You Love

    Creative writing is one of those fields of study that allows you to turn talent and passion into a career — and maybe even a book. A master of fine arts (MFA) is a popular graduate degree among writers looking to further their education, complete a literary project, or embark on a career in academia. ...

  • May 4, 2020

    What Is the Career Impact of an MA in English?

    With a variety of graduate degree programs related to literature, professional writing, creative writing, language arts, and communications, how do you know which is the best option for you? If your long-term career goals fall into these general areas, a master’s in English might be among the degrees you’re considering. In this post, we’ll take ...

  • April 23, 2020

    Checklist: How to Choose a Good Creative Writing Degree Program

    Whether you’ve always wanted to be a writer or you’re just getting your feet wet in the literary world, a creative writing program can give you the skills and structure you need to bring a project to life. Here are four things to consider as you explore your creative writing degree options. 

  • March 19, 2020

    On the Job With a Master's in Counseling Psychology

    “I can’t imagine my life without my master’s degree from National University,” says Sunlight “Sunny” Walsh, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) from San Diego. Walsh graduated from National University in 2000 with her master’s in counseling psychology degree with a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) emphasis. From the time Walsh was nineteen-years-old until ...

  • March 9, 2020

    Adding a Specialization to Your Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology

    Denise Benitez has been passionate about public service for as long as she can remember. From working with nonprofits to serving as a gang prevention counselor for adolescents to conducting substance abuse assessments for adults, Benitez has dedicated her life — and her career — to helping others rise above whatever difficulties they might be ...

  • March 2, 2020

    What is a BA in Integrative Psychology?

    Humans are complicated. The field of psychology is devoted to figuring out how our brains work, why we behave the way we do. And, since humans are complicated, this social science discipline has expanded to include many types of psychology. Among them is integrated psychology, defined by the Association for Integrative Psychology as “a branch ...

  • February 17, 2020

    What Is a Master’s in English?

    You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree. What next? No matter what you studied during your undergraduate years, if you have a love for language and literature and can see yourself turning that passion into a career, advancing your education with a master of arts degree (MA) in English could be worth considering. If you’re asking yourself, ...

  • February 13, 2020

    What Should I Look for in an Online Master’s in Counseling Psychology Program?

    Finding the right psychology program to earn your online master’s in counseling psychology is no easy feat. And according to Sabrina Catanho, licensed marriage and family therapist associate and case manager for People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), finding a high-quality program as a working adult is even more difficult. “I’m older and I work full-time, ...

  • February 10, 2020

    What Will I Learn With an MA in English?

    A master of arts degree in English is so much more than looking at classic and contemporary literature. Most graduate programs in this subject area also explore writing and storytelling techniques, teaching strategies, and how films and stories can impact our society. One of the most compelling reasons to consider a master’s degree in English ...

  • December 23, 2019

    Ask an Expert: Is Human Behavior Genetic or Learned?

    When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we ask psychology professor, Dr. Brenda Shook, “Is human behavior genetic or learned?” 

  • November 25, 2019

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

    There are many things you can with words. Write them. Read them. Analyze them. Edit them. Share them. Create with them. If you’re a word person who is also looking to take their career to the next level, a master of arts degree in English could open up opportunities of all kinds. What can you ...

  • November 21, 2019

    What Are the Types of Forensic Science?

    The scope of forensic science is broad: it’s more than fingerprints and DNA samples. To organize the various specialties in the field, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) formally recognizes 11 distinct forensic science disciplines. National University’s Master of Forensic Sciences provides both the theory behind and practical training in forensics and crime scene investigation ...

  • September 30, 2019

    Choosing an Online Master’s: Forensic Science vs. Criminal Justice

    The criminal justice and forensic science fields are closely related, given they both deal with various aspects of law and order. To advance your career in either, a master’s degree is one way to remain competitive and, in some cases, it’s even a requirement. If you know you’d like to work within law enforcement or ...

  • September 23, 2019

    What Can You Do With a Certification in Forensic Science?

    If you’re looking for a certification in forensic science or are interested in learning more about the field for career advancement, you’ll find a few on-campus and online degree options that can help you meet your goals.

  • September 19, 2019

    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.

  • September 2, 2019

    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 ...

  • August 19, 2019

    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 ...

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