Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program is a bachelor's degree completion program that provides a theoretical and applied approach to the professional education of students, while ensuring relevance to the homeland security and public safety industries. The program emphasizes the fundamentals of emergency management while providing an interdisciplinary course of study in the skills and practices of emergency planning and management. Candidates for the degree include those working in or desirous of working in one of several fields, including emergency management, fire protection, emergency medical response, law enforcement, environmental health and safety, and other related fields. The 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.
This program is not available in the following states: MS
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In choosing a university, you should ensure your choice is regionally accredited, as this provides an assurance of quality as well as continual institutional program improvement.
Regional accreditation in higher education originated almost a century ago as an American process conferred by a nongovernmental agency. Today, one of the most respected agencies is the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and its predecessor have accredited GCU continually since 1968. GCU obtained its most recent 10-year reaccreditation in 2007.
To be accredited, the HLC's examiners and trained peers visit GCU's campus, analyze and accept the university's operations and academic outcomes as meeting HLC's core competencies.
Additional Accreditation for Nursing Education:
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North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, for-profit, Higher Education
Quarter Schedule (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
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Master's College or University I
1.2 GHz (Pentium/Celeron/AMD Athlon); Windows 98/XP/2000; Office 2000; anti-virus software; 256 MB RAM, 20 GB hard drive, 56.6/DSL/cable modem, 1024x768 monitor, video card, sound card, speakers, CD-ROM drive, printer, e-mail address, ISP account
Must live in the United States. Minor state restrictions based on program.
Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)