Online STEM Degree Programs - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Prepare for a Career With GCU’s Online Degree Programs

Grand Canyon University’s online degree programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can prepare you to work toward pursuing a career in a dynamic field. Offered by the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology, these programs can provide convenience for working professionals and are transfer-friendly to help those with an associate degree earn their degree and position themselves for potential career advancement.

If you are considering a bachelor’s degree in a technology field, consider our Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity. If you are interested in cybersecurity, but have a bachelor’s degree in another field, we are pleased to offer a Bridge (Master of Science in Cybersecurity) to help you prepare for our Master of Science in Cybersecurity. We also offer master’s programs in biology and chemistry with an emphasis in education for those interested in teaching at two- or four-year institutions. Please note that some four-year universities may require a doctorate degree in their field of expertise.1

Computer Programming

The Bachelor of Science in Software Development can help you learn and grow your skills in computer programming languages, software development, cloud computing, project management and more. Prepare for a career as a computer programmer, web developer or software developer by earning this degree. In addition to having the opportunity to improve your programming skills, you will also focus on workplace skills including effective communication, teamwork, critical thinking and servant leadership, all from the lens of our Christian worldview.

Information Technology

If you are looking to enter the world of information technology, then consider GCU’s transfer-friendly Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. This program emphasizes security and management, platform technologies, cloud computing and programming fundamentals, with a goal of helping you to build a portfolio and acquire skills to prepare you for IT positions. Upon graduation, you can position yourself for a career as an information security analyst, computer network architect, data scientist or a software developer.

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Benefits of Online Degree Programs

GCU is a leader in delivering online education, with leadership that has more than a decade of experience in helping students find their purpose online. Benefits of earning your degree online at GCU include:

  • Flexibility and convenience (take just one course at a time)
  • Affordability
  • Studying with like-minded peers
  • Knowledgeable faculty at your fingertips

More About Online Degrees

Cybersecurity Programs

Cybersecurity Programs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates job growth for information security analysts to increase by about 32% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than average, accounting for an estimated increase of 53,200 jobs in the field.2 Information security analysts have a median annual wage of $112,000 as of May 2022.3

Whether you choose our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity or our Master of Science in Cybersecurity, you will have the opportunity to gain skills in cyber defense and cyber operations to help you prepare for a career protecting computer systems and networks.

STEM Education Masters Programs

STEM Education Masters Programs

Do you want to teach undergraduate courses at a two- or four-year institution? Consider GCU’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education or Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education. These online degree programs balance core content with pedagogy and classroom techniques to help you prepare for a career in postsecondary education. While certain four-year universities may require a doctoral degree within your specialization field as a requirement, our programs can satisfy ongoing professional development obligations and fulfill graduate course requirements so that you can pursue teaching at the college or university level.1

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2023, Feb. 2). How to Become a Postsecondary Teacher. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on Feb. 2, 2024.

2 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2023, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, retrieved on Jan. 19, 2024.

3 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Information Security Analysts as of May 2022, retrieved on Jan. 19, 2024. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers nationwide with varying levels of education and experience. It does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as information security analysts, nor does it reflect the earnings of workers in one city or region of the country or a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries. Your employability will be determined by numerous factors over which GCU has no control, such as the employer the graduate chooses.

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