Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.

BHSU Pre-Mortuary Science Program

About

Mortuary Science is the training of funeral directors and morticians. These professionals have the rewarding opportunity to provide counsel, service and emotional support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. They have a variety of responsibilities such as helping families plan necessary details, directing funeral services with dignity and respect, and preparing the deceased through embalming, restorative and cosmetic arts. Mortuary Science Programs offer degrees at the Associate and Bachelor levels, and BHSU provides the prerequisite courses that students must complete before entering those programs. While prerequisites can vary from program to program, some of the most common prerequisites include:

Program Requirements

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 457 - Business Ethics
  • BIOL 151 - General Biology I & 151L Lab
  • BIOL 153 - General Biology II & 153L Lab
  • BIOL 331 - Microbiology & 331L Lab
  • BIOL 381 - Vertebrate Anatomy & 381L Lab
  • CHEM 106 - Chemistry Survey & 106L Lab
  • CHEM 107 - Organic and Biochemistry Survey & 107L Lab
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • MATH 102 - College Algebra
  • POLS 210 - State & Local Government
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology
  • PSYC 331 - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • SPCM 201 - Interpersonal Communication

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Complete or have in progress a minimum of 60 transferable credits with grades of C or better.