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Herzing offers Nation's First Degree in Homeland Security & Public Safety

Today's Wisconsin State Journal reports that beginning this fall Herzing College will offer a bachelor of science degree in "Homeland Security and Public Safety" with a "concentration" on emergency medical technology or law enforcement.

School officials believe that it is the nation's first "accredited and privately held college to offer a degree program in homeland security."

According to the article, Herzing started 40 years ago in Wisconsin and now has about 3,000 students at campuses in six states and three Canadian provinces. Madison's campus has 542 students, plus another 300 in online classes. The homeland security program will begin in September with about 25 freshmen.