To direct funeral ceremonies, comfort families and friends, and provide other funeral services is a delicate and scientific career. Being able to balance the emotional, spiritual and physical demands of a funeral requires extensive training and knowledge. Use your talents to begin a career in Mortuary Science.
The Pre-Mortuary Science program at UND is a non-degree yielding program. If you're planning to finish a 4-year Mortuary Science baccalaureate degree, you may do your first two years of pre-professional coursework at UND. Some classes required for a degree in Mortuary Science include:
- English Composition
- Human Anatomy
- Medical Terminology
- Public Health
With plenty of opportunities for academic and professional development — both on and off campus — you’ll have no problem finding activities and organizations to enhance your learning and meet new people.
Part-time or summer jobs in funeral homes also provide good experience. These jobs consist mostly of maintenance and cleanup tasks, such as washing and polishing limousines and hearses, but they can help you become familiar with the operation of funeral homes.
By becoming licensed in funeral directorship and embalming, you can experience more options for employment after graduation. Explore other career options by visiting UND’s Career Services office on campus. The industry is projected to grow 12% by 2022 and the 2012 median salary for funeral service workers was $51,600.*
*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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