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National University Academics

National University requires a minimum of 180 units to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

National University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, National University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 43% of students who started college at National University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

National University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at National University?

National University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for National University.

Majors at National University

When choosing a major, National University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at National University below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. National University does not require a senior project for all students.

Does National University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

National University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does National University Offer Online Classes?

National University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does National University Offer AP Credit?

National University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does National University Have An Honors Program?

National University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College..

Does National University Require Internships?

National University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

National University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at National University include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at National University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

National University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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National University Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Science
Communication, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Science
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Information Technology Project Management
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, Other
Education, General
Multicultural Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Systems Engineering
Construction Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Comparative Literature
Applied Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Pre-Law Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Statistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Natural Sciences
International/Global Studies
Sustainability Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Psychology, General
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
School Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Juvenile Corrections
Homeland Security
Public Administration
Social Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Construction Trades, General
Construction Trades, Other
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Diver, Professional and Instructor
Game and Interactive Media Design
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Clinical Research Coordinator
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Pre-Nursing Studies
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Public Health, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Medical Informatics
Holistic Health
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nurse Anesthetist
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Practice
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Office Management and Supervision
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Project Management
Organizational Leadership
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
International Finance
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Casino Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Knowledge Management
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
Construction Management
Telecommunications Management
History, General

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