A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University prepares graduates to have the leadership abilities and communications skills to work in crisis situations. 
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Homeland security focuses on the efforts to reduce terrorist attacks and to coordinate responses that minimizes damages, should attacks occur. Emergency management encompasses preparedness, response and recovery during and after dangers and hazards.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at Grand Canyon University is housed within the Colangelo College of Business. These means that graduates get both an understanding of emergency management, as well as learning the business and leadership skills needed to perform practices related to emergency planning.


Graduates of the GCU BS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be prepared to assess, combat and provide relief from any number of potential threats. Graduates may go on to work as:

  • Emergency management directors
  • Emergency planners
  • Homeland security officers
  • Recovery specialists
  • Security managers
  • Police supervisors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description

      7 weeks 

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Protection and Security 
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning 
  • Terrorism Prevention 
  • Emergency Response Operations and Techniques

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

  • Grand Canyon University (GCU) welcomes applicants 16 years old and older for admission consideration. We seek future graduates with diverse interests, experiences and perspectives, ready to capture academic opportunities with creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Although GCU seeks to integrate Christian faith and practice into all aspects of campus life, no statement of faith or religious affiliation is required of prospective students, with the exception of majors in the College of Theology. Theology majors are required to affirm GCU's Doctrinal Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    470 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    470 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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