National University is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in California that offers a range of educational programs. Its academic curriculum includes courses in various fields, such as accounting, financial management, business administration, marketing, engineering, community health, nursing, communication, computer science and information systems. The university also conducts programs in counseling, psychology, media, arts, humanities, math, social science and paralegal studies. National University provides a variety of online degree programs and technical support services through the Internet. It maintains the Research Council, which provides mentoring and support for the creation and dissemination of knowledge generated through research, scholarship and creative activities. The university operates a library that offers a range of books and reference materials, as well as online resources. National University maintains a location in Los Angeles.