College of Science, Engineering and Technology Rankings

At GCU, we think it is important to acknowledge the successes that our students, faculty and staff have achieved. Here are just a few of many accomplishments of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

GCU’s online computer programming degree programs are ranked in the Top 34 in the nation, ...named as Best Christian University among the colleges that were ranked.* 

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GCU’s online cybersecurity degree programs are ranked in the Top 58 in the nation, named as Best Project Management Focus among the colleges that were ranked."

Showcase and Awards

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Dr. Janet Berlin-Fornari, associate dean in GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, has been recognized by the prestigious Society of Women Engineers with the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, presented to women who have made substantial contributions to engineering education.

Based on the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Cybersecurity degree, the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security awarded GCU the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) designation, which gives university students the right to participate in virtual career fairs, places where the Air Force Civilian Service and the NSA, amongst others, recruit for employment. 

Dr. Galyna Kufryk, a biology professor at GCU, presented her work at the First European Congress on Photosynthesis Research in Uppsala, Sweden. Kufryk’s work on photosynthetic activity of cyanobacterial strains led her to this congress. There she discussed the importance of understanding the photosynthetic capacity of cyanobacteria because of its environmental and biotechnological applications. The College of Science, Engineering and Technology is honored to have Dr. Kufryk impart her knowledge, work ethic and expertise at Grand Canyon University.

The GCU Cyber Team competed in their second competition, the Western Regional Cyber Defense Competition, and finished fourth. The team began competing just three months earlier and finished sixth in its first event. Albert Kelly, an associate professor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the team’s coach, said, “This is a remarkable feat for a brand new team.”

GCU’s robotics team, Thunderbots, won the Judges Award at the 2019 VEX U Fall Tournament at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. The award recognized the team’s overall efforts and outstanding character at the tournament.

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