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 - 22 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX English Elective 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy (CAP) 3
MATH 1XX Mathematics (MATH) 3
BIO 120 Human Biology 4
PSY 315 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
  Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, HUM) 3

Non-Major Core Requirements - 13 credits

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Management 3
SCI 124 Humans and Disease 3
BIO 235 Microbiology 4

Funeral Service Major Core Requirements - 30 credits

First Semester

FNS 202 Funeral Service Management and Communications 4
FNS 205 Restorative Art 4

Second Semester

FNS 208 Funeral Service Law 3
FNS 218 Embalming I and Thanato-Chemistry 4

Third Semester

FNS 216 Funeral Service History and Merchandising 4
FNS 219 Embalming II 3

Fourth Semester

FNS 297 Funeral Service Internship 5
FNS 298 Funeral Service Seminar 3

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