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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.

What Is the Study of Human Behavior?

Consider these scenarios: an office with under-motivated employees is struggling to maintain team momentum, an ex-offender is trying to get a new start, a young manager is experiencing difficulties with leadership, a community is in need of a program to encourage healthy behavior in teens, a nonprofit organization is trying to craft a philanthropic appeal. …

What Is a Psychology Degree?

Are you fascinated by the workings of the human mind? Have you found yourself wishing you had the right skills to help someone navigate through serious emotional problems? Perhaps mental health challenges have touched someone you love and you have seen first-hand how professional help can make all the difference to recovery. Have you ever …

What Is Public Administration?

For one National grad, it is a career choice that has brought a lot of professional satisfaction. As the city treasurer of Redding, California, Allyn Van Hooser already knew a lot about the interworking of local government when she decided to go back to graduate school. Although she’s already accomplished in her field, her Master …

What is Criminal Justice Administration?

The word “justice” often conjures images of spandex-clad superheroes saving the day from masked evil-doers. In reality, the field of criminal justice is full of everyday heroes, from police officers and forensic scientists to child welfare caseworkers. They keep our streets safe, keep our communities running, and stand up for what’s right when things go …

How to Become an EMT in California

Are you calm under pressure? Is helping others at the top of your career considerations? Are you interested in a job that is less-than-routine? You might make a great emergency medical technician (EMT)! Most of us are familiar with the emergency procedures EMTs provide on-the-scene when every second counts — performing CPR on a patient …

Preparing for the CSET Multiple Subject Test

Passing the CSET Multiple Subject test is on the mind of many future teaching professionals hoping to acquire a multiple subject teaching credential in California — and it can seem like a daunting task. Covering a range of subjects including math, history, and social science, the purpose of the CSET Multiple Subject exams is to …

Beyond the Classroom: The Online Master’s Programs at National University

You know that for your chosen career path, having advanced education beyond a bachelor’s degree may be a requirement, or at least strongly encouraged when it comes to your future earning potential. Once you are focused on career advancement through higher education, the next step is to choose the right program and the right university …

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 …