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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: 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 …

How to Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Online

In the early period from birth to eight years of age, children are making important strides in their cognitive, social, and emotional development. These critical years play an important role in creating a strong foundation in learning that will help them achieve success over the course of their lifetime.

What Psychology Means to Me: A Student’s Perspective

Jorden Schlorf has always been good at working with people. It’s who she is. And it’s a skill she has put to good use throughout her working life. Schlorf has held various positions in her school district for the last 10 years, including as an aide and a para-educator. Today, she works with special needs …

What Is a Military-Friendly College?

So, you’re an active-duty servicemember or a veteran and you’re looking for a great education.   Where do you even start? First, the internet is flooded with options. The moment you type “military-friendly college” into your search bar, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of Google search results. (You’ll get more than 170 million, actually.) Weeding …

What Can You Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?

Suppose you could have a career where you could serve as a role model, solve problems, navigate chaos, promote safety — and make a difference? Sounds idealistic? Not really. A bachelor’s in criminal justice can lead to a career that will allow you to do all that and empower you to make change for the …

Counseling Psychology Programs in California

More than 43.8 million adults experience some type of mental health issue each year; that’s according to the United States Center for Disease Control. A growing number of people of all ages are seeking care from mental health professionals for conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to stress and substance abuse. A master’s degree in …

Nurse Practitioner Programs: California

The state of California is in the midst of a primary care crisis. According to a 2016 survey by the California Primary Care Association, by 2030, the state will need an estimated 8,243 additional primary care physicians to meet the needs of patients in need of these important services. The number is a 32% increase …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: Career Switching

We demand a lot from our careers. Paying the bills is often priority one, but usually, that alone isn’t enough. Most of us want to be engaged emotionally and intellectually by what we do day to day. Some lucky people go straight into a career role that does that, others find perfect jobs through a …

How I Fit an Online MBA Into My Life: Two Military Success Stories

An MBA might be one of the most challenging experiences you ever put yourself through. To succeed, you have to be willing to go that extra mile, putting time and effort into what can only be described as a rigorous program. It means squeezing value out of every second of every day. There are no …