Why Study Mortuary Science?
The Mortuary Science major will prepare you for a career as a mortician or funeral director. You will have the opportunity to serve other people during a most stressful time of loss, pain, and grief. This major combines the study of behavioral, physical, and applied sciences with the intent of preparing you for a career as a knowledgeable, skilled, and innovative funeral service professional. As a graduate, you will be able to serve with competence, dignity, and caring.
In the Mortuary Science program, you are required to first complete 90 credits (three years), including the general education requirements and the 26 credits and science and psychology that comprise the major at Upper Iowa. You will receive a bachelor's degree in mortuary science upon completion of the requirements for a diploma from an accredited school of mortuary science that has an articulation agreement with UIU.