Foreign Credential Bridge Program

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Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The Foreign Credential Bridge Program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

On Campus

If you are a foreign student who has already earned a three-year bachelor’s degree outside the U.S., this one-year program will prepare you to embark on a master’s degree program at National University. In the Bridge Program, you will complete your education with English courses that include your choice of Effective College English, Advanced Composition, Technical Writing, and others. Math requirements can be fulfilled with courses including Probability and Statistics, College Algebra and Trigonometry, and more. You will choose from Arts and Humanities courses that include Introduction to Art History, Mythology, World Music, and more, while Social and Behavioral Sciences will offer you the opportunity to study Roots of Western Civilization, Cultural Diversity, and an Introduction to Psychology. Finally, just a sampling of science courses available include Survey of Bioscience, Introductory Chemistry, Fundamentals of Geology, and Introductory Physics.

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Meet Our Faculty

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 170,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

College of Letters and Sciences

“Our faculty are established scholars and creators in their own fields. They are dedicated to making your entry into their disciplines a successful one, preparing you for your career as well as graduate study.”
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