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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.

Going to College While in the Military

Always a curious kid, Eduardo Davila temporarily left his family without the use of a camera.  Carefully wielding a tiny screwdriver, the 8-year-old removed the camera’s casing then proceeded to painstakingly disassemble the intricate mechanics found within. Meticulously arranged across his bedroom floor, the array of sensors, lenses, and circuit boards presented a puzzle. Just …

Behind the Camera: Getting a Master’s Degree in Film Production

Hollywood insiders often joke that there are two “entry-level” jobs in the movie industry. The first is on the bottom rung of the ladder as a Production Assistant (PA); the second is at the very top of the tree as a Director. Both roles require candidates to possess a great deal of skill, talent, persistence, …

San Diego Universities: Options for Adult Learners

Henry Ford once said: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” The fact is, it’s never too late to return to education. National University is dedicated to delivering lifelong learning opportunities for adult learners who want to pursue their education. But, we also understand how …

How to Improve Your Communication Skills in English

Think of some phrases that show up repeatedly on job postings. Your list probably includes something like, “Candidate must have strong verbal and written skills,” or “Excellent communication skills a must!” With quickly changing technology and expanding globalization, it seems we are living in an increasingly communications-driven world. There are very few professions where employees …

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 …

What Can You Do With a Master’s in Forensic Science

When Chris D’Amario wanted to take on a leadership position in the Forensic Sciences Section of the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD), he began looking for a master’s in forensic science — a requirement for promotion. He found what he was looking for in the forensic science master’s degree at National University (NU). NU’s forensic …

School Psychology: Programs in California

Begin Your Journey to a High-Demand Career If you are looking into school psychology programs in California, National University may have exactly what you need. Offering degree and certification programs at six campuses across California and online, National University recommends more candidates for Preliminary Administrative Services credentials than any other single institution in California. The …

Film Studies: The Online Film Degree

When Irving Berlin wrote the song, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” he wasn’t kidding. There are very few areas of business that rival the financial and cultural clout of the United States film industry. The glitz, the glamour, the money – who wouldn’t want to work in the movies? While following a career in …

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in History?

A bachelor’s degree in history prepares students to work in fields that emphasize strong research and communication skills. Whether you are choosing online degrees or on-campus study, the history degree program at National University offers students nuanced perspectives on life in the U.S. today as well as a greater understanding of our country’s past along …