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National University

National University is committed to providing educational opportunities to people from all walks of life and to making education easily accessible and available to everyone, even those with busy schedules and personal and familial commitments. The school’s aim is to facilitate access and academic excellence for students by creating innovative delivery systems and programs that are learner-centered, success-oriented, and responsive to new technology and advances.

National University was founded in 1971 and today is the second largest private university in California. The school’s main offices are located in San Deigo, but there are 17 regional campuses in California and one in Nevada. Campuses are located in Camarillo, Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Redding, San Jose, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles, Orange County, California, Sherman Oaks, Twentynine Palms, and Henderson, Nevada, making it easy for students to find a location nearby.

One of the school’s claims to fame is their teaching program. Recent statistics have placed the school as the leader in preparing students for teaching credentialing. Their students have gone on to be successful in the teaching field with 3 alumni receiving Teacher of the Year honors in 2008. Additionally, the school earned an Emmy for its 2006 “One University” commercial.

National University offers online courses that allow students to interact with professors and classmates through email and through weekly discussions in the virtual classroom. Online technical support is available at all times and the school has outreach programs affiliated with universities in Asia, Central and South America and Europe. Online degrees are available in Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Science in E-Business, Master of Arts in Teaching, and more.

Programs offered by National University

  • Associate of Arts

    This college program is designed for students just starting out in academic studies or for working adults looking to broaden their horizons and explore new fields. Classes are offered in the following areas: Physical and Biological Sciences, Social and… More »

  • Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Studies

    The Arabic Studies major at National University provides students with an in-depth exposure to the language of Arabic that includes both the Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial versions. Coursework also introduces Arabic culture and history, giving… More »

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development

    This program is accredited by the National Head Start Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Child Development Associates Competency Standards, California Child Development Permit Matrix and the California Pre-Kindergarten… More »

  • Bachelor of Arts in English

    This versatile degree helps develop students’ writing abilities, communication skills, creative talents, critical thinking and analytical capabilities and understanding of linguistics and language history. Courses include studies in British literature,… More »

  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

    This Social Sciences program encourages active participation in and analysis of global trends, international business, multicultural relations and effective communication. Courses include Environmental Ethics, Civic Culture and Global Awareness, The… More »

  • Bachelor of Arts in Management

    The Management major focuses on providing students with the tools and concepts they need to understand and practice management principles on a global scale. Students learn to combine basic business concepts, an understanding of organizational behavior,… More »

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    This program teaches students the basic principles and practices that define psychology. Topics covered include developmental psychology, the history of psychology, how external social, political and economic issues affect human behavior, substance abuse… More »

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    The BBA degree at National University arms students with a solid understanding of basic business principles and applications in areas like finance, marketing, management, ethics and organization. Graduates often go on to become competitive professionals… More »

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Accountancy

    This career-focused Accounting program, challenges students to become proficient in all areas of finance, including preparing and communicating financial reports, working with nonprofit organizations, measuring equities, and using appropriate technology.… More »

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

    This broad-based program provides students with an excellent foundation for work in law enforcement, teaching, training and other positions at the city, state and local levels. Core courses expose students to forensic science, civil and criminal processes,… More »

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

    This highly marketable degree develops students' technical and business skills to produce qualified professionals who can contribute to a variety of business settings. Classes like Management Information Systems, Local Area Network Technologies and Data… More »

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior

    This program gives students an edge when competing for jobs in HR, management, life coaching, counseling or most other business-related fields. Students learn how to evaluate and inspire employee performance and group dynamics, plan effective policies,… More »

  • Master of Arts in English

    This English program motivates students to cultivate excellent critical thinking and analytical skills while developing scholarly research projects and participating in ongoing discussions about literature, literary theory, literary history and more.… More »

  • Master of Arts in Human Behavior

    This versatile degree satisfies all types of students--those wishing to further their own development, those pursuing careers in a related field or students interested in applying for Ph.D. programs in similar disciplines. Theories covered include human… More »

  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Management -- Organizational Development

    This intensive study of effective HR principles and practices gives career-minded individuals the tools they need to remain at the top of their field. Students learn about cutting-edge technological strategies, management techniques, research findings… More »

  • Master of Arts in Management

    Working professionals will benefit from this program, which can serve as a great way to improve managerial skills and learn new organizational techniques. Students learn how to channel their decision making skills and ethical evaluations into skills… More »

  • Master of Arts in Teaching

    This graduate-level program aims to enhance the skills of committed teaches and students by exposing them to educational theory, leadership practices and classroom techniques. Coursework helps current and future teachers understand how their students… More »

  • Master of Education in Cross-Cultural Teaching

    This program, designed for teachers in K-12 settings, includes courses like The Diverse Classroom, Educational Psychology, History and Culture of Latinos and Computer-Based Technology in the Classroom. An internship option is also available for students… More »

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    This rigorous training program combines creative talents with successful career opportunities. Students cultivate their fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry and screenwriting abilities in an effort to become published writers. In addition to completing… More »

  • Master of Forensic Sciences

    This career-oriented degree works for current and future professionals. Students learn how to identify causes of death, work in crime labs, recognize DNA matches, understand the nature of various poisons, analyze a crime scene and evaluate how it relates… More »

  • Master of Public Administration

    This degree gives students the business skills they need to apply in governmental and nonprofit settings. Students learn the unique roles that public offices and administrators play, the historical relevancy of public administration, the importance of… More »

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

    Students involved in this graduate-level program are trained in the practical applications of technology, as well as the vital interpersonal skills that help them succeed in a variety of careers. Topics covered include database systems and management,… More »

  • Master of Science in Educational Administration

    As a career-oriented program designed to help students become school administrators, the Educational Leadership degree combines a curriculum of core classes with internships. Core courses range from Curriculum Alignment, Assessment and Accountability… More »

  • Master of Science in Educational and Instructional Technology

    This program is divided into two parts: one designed for K-12 and higher education teachers and one for professionals in the business world. All students learn the concepts and practical applications that are relevant to utilizing technology in either… More »

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management

    This career-oriented program challenges students to become proficient in all areas of engineering management including dealing with technology, understanding organizational and human behavior and managing projects. Concentrations include Project and Program… More »

  • Master of Science in Homeland Security and Safety Engineering

    This program draws on all areas of technology and engineering to produce a degree that trains students to adequately promote homeland security. Graduates of the program should be eligible for Certified Safety Professional certification and for the American… More »

  • Master of Science in Information Systems

    This program prepares students to become competent professionals in a variety of business settings through their contributions to information technology and the management of networks, programs and data within an organization. Career-focused classes include… More »

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

    National University's School of Business and Management offers this degree to train students to become leaders in the international business community. By studying the ethical, social and communicative characteristics of leaders, students learn how to… More »

  • Master of Science in Technology Management

    This program prepares students for highly marketable jobs in practically any business-related fields. Classes like Data Mining Tools and Techniques, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and Global Trends in Technology Transfer/Application… More »

  • Executive Master of Business Administration -- Spanish Version

    This traditional MBA program offers students a unique twist: it is offered entirely in Spanish and involves a heavy concentration on working with global partners. Classes include Leadership and Negotiations, Global Competitive Strategies, International… More »

  • Master of Business Administration

    This rigorous program develops strong, capable professional leaders who are proficient in all areas of business including accounting, marketing and management. Classes like Finance Fundamentals, Economics for Managerial Decision-Making, Principles of… More »

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