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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our resource articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

Ask an Expert: How Can Cybersecurity Be Improved?

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 cybersecurity. We asked Professor Bill Reid, the Academic Program …

What Is Developmental Psychology?

What is developmental psychology and why is it worth studying? Dr. Brian Tilley, Associate Professor of Psychology at National University, defines psychology as “The study of humanity.” Developmental psychology takes this simple but eloquent definition and pushes the boundaries of our understanding by applying it to the entire spectrum of the human story. So, in …

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 …

How to Choose: Criminal Justice Administration Degree or a Juvenile Justice Degree?

You’re interested in preventing or solving crimes involving youth or adults. Finding a rewarding justice career at the local, state, or federal level is possible but which is the best fit — a broad criminal justice focus or narrower juvenile justice focus? In this article, we’ll detail the differences and specifically focus on National University’s …

Get to Know the Veterans Center at National!

Plenty of colleges and universities have a veterans center – a place where a veteran can use a computer, contact the VA office or find out a bit more about GI benefits. But there is at least one thing that separates the Veteran Center at National University’s Spectrum Campus in San Diego from the others …

Launching Your Career As a Certified Nurse Anesthetist

For nearly two centuries, anesthesia has been used to increase the safety and comfort of patients during a wide variety of medical procedures. With the demand for healthcare services on the rise, this aspect of patient care is more critical than ever before. To meet this growing need, an increasing number of nurses are pursuing …

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 …

Work-Life Balance: How to Stay Focused While Earning Your Degree at Home

If you want to get something done, ask a busy person — and there is no better place to find that busy person than at National University. Our students know a thing or two about managing their work-life balance while studying for their degree at home — primarily because so many of them have a …

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 …