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.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.