Associate Degree in Funeral Service: Mortuary Science Classes


In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in associate degree programs must complete a minimum of 21 credits in general education courses.

General education core - 19 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX English Elective 3
CAP 115 Learning and Working Through Digital Technologies 3
MATH 1XX Mathematics (MATH) 3
BIO 120 Human Biology 4
  Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, HUM) 3

Non-major core requirements - 7 credits

BUS 101 Introduction to Management 3
BIO 235 Microbiology 4

Funeral Service major core requirements - 39 credits

First semester

SCI 124 Humans and Disease 3
FNS 202 Funeral Service Management and Communication 4
FNS 205 Restorative Art with Lab 4

Second semester

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
FNS 209 Funeral Service Law and Socio-Ethics 3
FNS 218 Embalming I and Thanato-Chemistry 4

Third semester

FNS 216 Funeral Service History and Merchandising 4
FNS 220 Embalming II and Cremation 3

Fourth semester

PSY 315 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
FNS 297 Funeral Service Internship 5
FNS 298 Funeral Service Seminar 3

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Course sections noted with an ‘H’ are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an ‘O’ are delivered in an online format.

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