BS in Public Safety and Emergency Management

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the frontline of an emergency situation? Do you like to help people in need and can handle stressful situations? If so, you might be interested in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program. Read on to learn more about this degree program offered by Grand Canyon University.

What Kind of Program Is It?

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program is designed to teach you about disaster response and recovery, organizational behavior and management, servant leadership, and the history and development of emergency management. The degree program concludes with an action research project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program, you should have an interest in working in the emergency response field and be able to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's programs should be U.S. citizens and must have already attended some college; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program consists of 120 credits. Total elective courses can vary from 44 to 50 credits, while core courses equal 36 credits.

Public Safety and Emergency Management Courses

Course Code Course Name
PSC 410 Servant Leadership
PSC 420 Organizational Behavior and Management
EMM 300 History and Development of Emergency Management
EMM 305 Emergency Operations and Techniques
EMM 310 Mitigation Planning
EMM 415 Disaster Response and Recovery
EMM 442 Terrorism's Impact on Emergency Management
PSC 450 Project Management
PSC 495 Action Research Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have completed Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program, you could pursue entry-level jobs in the field. These job opportunities may exist with organizations and agencies that specifically deal with law enforcement, emergency medical response, fire protection, or environmental health and safety. Some possible job titles could include:

  • Fire Captain
  • Emergency Response Administrator
  • Public Safety Specialist

Advanced Degrees

When you have finished Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program, you have the opportunity to enroll in a master's degree program in the field. Some of the topics that may be covered in a master's degree program include social dimensions of disaster, natural hazards primer, emergency preparedness, and theoretical perspectives of emergency management. Some degree programs may also include a field experience component. Some possible master's degree programs could include:

  • Master of Science in Emergency Management
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • Master of Public Administration (Emergency Preparedness and Response)
  • Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Services