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Field of Study: Funeral Service and Mortuary Science

Introduction

Funeral service and mortuary science programs prepare people to work as funeral directors or morticians.

 

Overview

These programs include topics such as:

  • Mortuary science
  • Grief counseling
  • Embalming
  • Funeral home management
  • Funeral service law

Schools
Many community colleges offer associate degree programs in funeral service and mortuary science. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in funeral service and mortuary science. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.