Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration Military Only

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For individuals who have completed at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree, and currently work or desire to work in a public safety or emergency management role, Grand Canyon University offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management degree. Candidates for the public safety and emergency management degree include those working in or desirous of working in fields such as emergency management, fire protection, emergency medical response, law enforcement, and environmental health and safety. Individuals transitioning out of the military may also pursue this degree program.

This bachelor's degree completion program provides a theoretical and applied approach to the professional education of students, while ensuring relevance to the homeland security and public safety industries. The public safety and emergency management degree emphasizes the fundamentals of emergency management while providing an interdisciplinary course of study in the skills and practices of emergency planning and management. The program highlights the application of research methodology; the utilization of communication skills at the personal, professional, and public level; and the development of professional skills and knowledge in the fields of public safety and emergency management.

Upon completing the bachelor's in public safety and emergency management, many graduates opt to further their education. GCU offers a variety of master's degrees including a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy, a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Health Care Management, a Master of Science in Leadership, and a Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 N/A
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 N/A
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 90% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Emergency Management Directors
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Medical and Health Services Managers
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
Police Patrol Officers
Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
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  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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