The diverse organizations sponsored by Grand Canyon University (GCU) help you take your college experience to a higher level. Not only can you sharpen job-related skills, but you can also participate in Christian worship, community activity and more. GCU also offers various events and activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that promote hands-on learning and the exploration of in-demand careers in STEM. These organizations and events complement rigorous classroom learning and provide you with well-rounded knowledge of growing STEM-related fields.
On-Campus State-of-the-Art Facilities
To support our growing number of STEM students, GCU has opened the doors to an 84,105 square-foot STEM classroom building and a 173,447 square-foot engineering building, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and shops. We are proud to offer more than 30 labs that are available for you to experience hands-on learning using advanced technologies and tools to serve a real purpose in the world. You can access these labs from day one as a freshman, giving you an opportunity to bring your ideas to life. Here are just a few of our dynamic workspaces:
- Lopes Lab - Collaborate with others and create concept models in this on-campus makerspace, featuring 3D printers, a small CNC router and a laser cutter/engraver.
- Dynamics Lab - Apply physics concepts to complex real-world situations by using static boards, pulley systems and other tools.
- Transport Phenomena Lab - Learn about utilizing a piping system, including fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer, in this lab.
- Computer-Aided Engineering Lab - Discover how to design in 3D, lay out drawings and simulate conditions to arrive at potential engineering solutions.
- Mechanical Materials Lab - Determine material properties for appropriate design selections by testing, analyzing and evaluating different materials.
- Electrical Materials Lab - Explore electrical materials using electron and atomic force microscopes and learn how molecular properties impact product.
Graduate and Pre-Health Advising Center
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology is committed to the success of our students before and after graduation. The Graduate and Pre-Health Advising Center houses dedicated staff who provide current students and recent graduates with advice, guidance on programs, one-on-one meetings, workshops and more, to help applicants assemble the most competitive application possible.
GCU believes that education extends beyond the classroom. That is why we sponsor on-campus clubs that give you the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary learning, network with like-minded peers and deepen Christian values. Check out opportunities to give to the community, gain field experience and have fun during your GCU academic journey.
Supporting good work within the community is an important part of GCU's values. We provide many opportunities to participate and help your development as a responsible servant leader.
Explore program majors, get resume tips, practice interviewing and more by visiting GCU's Office of Career Services. We are available to help you find your purpose and prepare for a future career.
In the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, you can take part in internship programs to put classroom theories into practice and develop skills valued in the workplace:
- Physical Therapy: Shadow a licensed PT in a clinical setting where you can observe treatment and ask questions.
- Exercise Science: Observe and facilitate personal training and gym operations.
- Dissection Internship: Gain an advantage in medical school by interning in cadaver dissection.