Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management

Grand Canyon University offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management degree for 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.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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