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Public Safety And Emergency Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 49 days
If you currently work in the field of emergency management, fire protection, emergency medical response, law enforcement or environmental health and safety, and you seek a bachelor’s degree to help propel you to the next level of your career, Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management degree was designed with you in mind. 


This public safety degree program was also developed for individuals who have a desire to pursue a career in the aforementioned fields. This bachelor's degree program, offered through GCU’s Colangelo College of Business, provides you with a theoretical and applied approach, while ensuring relevance to the homeland security and public safety industries.The public safety and emergency management degree offers you with an understanding of the fundamentals of emergency management, while providing an interdisciplinary course of study in the skills and practices of emergency planning and management. The Bachelor of Science in emergency management 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.

After you complete this public safety degree, you may choose to further your education. Choose from a variety of master’s degrees at GCU, 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 49 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Servant and ethical leadership
  • Individual and group behavior in organizations
  • History and development of emergency management
  • Emergency operations and techniques
  • Processes and principles of mitigation planning for emergency management
  • Disaster response and recovery
  • Terrorism's impact on emergency management
  • Unique challenges associated with managing projects

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    470 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 USD per credit and a duration of 49 days.
  • National

    470 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 USD per credit and a duration of 49 days.
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