3 Reasons You Should Care About Politics and Government

Editor's note: Sources updated as of May 2019 As an American Government Instructor at Grantham, I’m often asked by others, “Why should I be interested in politics and government?” As someone who has spent many years studying and writing on the subject, I recognize that, to some, it's not the most glamorous of subjects. Combine this “boring factor” with the ongoing climate of cynicism, controversial topics and combative media attention regarding government, and you have a population which is generally…

Why are electives important and how should I choose them?

One of my favorite things to do with the blog is to be able to answer frequently asked questions, squash widely-held myths on subject and spotlight ordinary people doing remarkable things. Last week, we looked at the theory and inherent value of general education courses. Today, we consider another requirement to earn your accredited online degree: Electives. When I was in college, many of my friends viewed elective courses as “blow-off classes” only to realize that they still involved participation and…

3 Options for Military Spouses that aren’t Eligible for MyCAA Funds

In full disclosure, I’m not a military spouse. Over the last two and half years, however, I have come to know and love more about the military spouse culture than ever before in my life. Before joining Grantham, my husband and I lived in San Antonio, Texas. I have always respected men and women in uniform and the families that supported their service. Living in San Antonio (a.k.a., Military City USA) allowed me to be in the epicenter of day-to-day…

4 Not-So-Obvious Criminal Justice Careers

Pursuing an online degree program is an adventure! Part of any great adventure is discovering new challenges and interests. Michael Lightner, a recent graduate of Grantham’s 100% online criminal justice degree program, talked about his career path in a previous blog post. “When I started pursuing a criminal justice degree, I was thinking I was going to be a state trooper or something," he said. "But I found out, through my own research, that a criminal justice degree doesn’t just mean being…