Become a Global Citizen & Critical Thinker

Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge demanded in the contemporary job market. You are challenged to develop these tools and to push your intellectual limits in order to thrive in your career. In addition, our curriculum fosters personal discovery to help you realize within yourself the elements of compassion and accountability.

Christian Identity and Heritage

Since our founding in 1949, Grand Canyon University (GCU) has been a Christian college with a biblically rooted mission. Founded as a Baptist university, today GCU is an interdenominational university that welcomes students from all backgrounds. Throughout its rich history, GCU has remained a vibrant Christian university that is committed to distinctively Christian beliefs, values and practices in accord with its mission and vision.

Leadership

At GCU, we are committed to helping you learn different leadership styles and gain valuable leadership skills in order to prepare you to succeed in the workplace. We are dedicated to instilling the principles of servant leadership into all of our students

Programs and Majors

GCU offers a variety of online degree programs to help you advance your career. These online courses, offered through many of our distinct colleges, feature academically rich, values-based curriculum developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to take your career to the next level. Explore some of the most popular online degree programs across our university.

Accreditation

As an accredited university, GCU holds regional, college and program-specific accreditations. Accreditations speak to the quality of the university and its academic programs, and can represent acknowledgment by peer institutions.