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The National Hispanic University Introduces Two New Online Bachelor's Programs


New online degree programs in criminal justice and psychology provide students with unique multicultural perspectives

San José, Calif.—July 9, 2013—The National Hispanic University (NHU) is now offering two new online bachelor's degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Both programs help students develop the analytical, communication, critical thinking and information literacy skills needed for the workforce, while also providing a multicultural perspective that helps students better understand and serve a wide variety of communities.

"Preparing our students to recognize diverse working environments, be sensitive to cultural differences and use those skills to navigate through their profession is critically important," said Dr. Gladys Ato, provost of NHU. "Our new online programs will not only provide students with the flexibility and access they need to continue their education but also the competence and confidence they need to be successful in their careers."

The new online B.A. in Criminal Justice program is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in law enforcement, the courts, community agencies and corrections. Students will discover how the criminal justice system operates, analyze major issues at various stages in the system and learn to apply theoretical approaches to the analysis and development of criminal justice policy in the context of a diverse, multicultural society. The program emphasizes the influence of the community on criminal behavior and how the community impacts crime and justice.

Students can choose from one of two concentrations in the criminal justice program: Restorative Justice and Community Change or Crime and Criminology. In the Restorative Justice and Community Change concentration, students will explore theories and best practices for repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior to the victim and community as well as study modern methods for community protection and proactive crime prevention through community engagement. In the Crime and Criminology concentration, students will examine the impact of drugs, gangs and organized crime on individuals, the community and society and focus on how to reduce violence and victimization in multicultural communities.

In NHU's new online B.A. in Psychology program, students can explore the science of human behavior and development and its relevance to today's diverse society. With a special emphasis on Hispanic populations, the program provides an opportunity to study the unique psychological dynamics of different cultures in order to better understand and serve a wide variety of communities.

This program features two concentrations for students to choose from: Community Psychology and Organizational Psychology. In the Community Psychology concentration, students explore research and community intervention strategies to address real-world issues relevant to today's diverse, multicultural populations. The Organizational Psychology concentration delves into the behavior of individuals and groups in businesses and organizations to determine how to optimize performance and human potential in the workplace.

These new online programs join NHU's growing portfolio of online degree programs, including a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Bachelor of Arts in Child Development.

For more information on NHU's programs, please visit www.NHU.edu.

About The National Hispanic University
For more than 30 years, The National Hispanic University has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. Located in San José, Calif., the university offers a diverse portfolio of online and campus-based undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, education, child development, computer science, criminal justice and psychology. Students are supported in a multicultural and collaborative learning environment that is based on Familia™, a personalized approach that fosters students' success through mutual respect and cultura. The National Hispanic University, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.