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Mercy College will be offering a bachelor's degree program in corporate and homeland security management through Putnam County's Bureau of Emergency Services' Training and Operations Center Building in Carmel. 


The program will begin this Fall. 


County Executive MaryEllen Odell says they have a community of first responders, both career and volunteer, and this program will help build a succession plan in law enforcement.  By teaming up with Mercy College, Odell says Putnam County can advance secondary educational opportunities. 


The four-year degree offered through the Mercy College's School of Business is the first undergraduate degree of its kind.  It's designed to provide a comprehensive background for students interested in pursuing professional managerial careers in the private or public sectors where business and security skills coexist. 


There will be one full scholarship and several partial scholarships awarded.