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Mortuary Science Minor

Upper Iowa University offers a minor in Mortuary Science for students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree prior to attending a Mortuary Science licensure program. The minor provides background science and psychology classes helpful as prerequisites for mortuary science training. The Mortuary Science minor is a good complement for students majoring in Business or Psychology in preparation for becoming a mortuary science professional. Please note UIU does not grant mortuary science licenses.

Choosing a minor field of study is optional. A minimum of 15 semester hours of separate identifiable semester credits must be earned for each minor that is declared. The same course may not be used in a major and a minor or among multiple minors unless the course is a required course (not part of a “select” area) in both the major and the minor or among multiple minors.


  • BIO 135 Principles of Biology I (4 credits)
  • BIO 210 Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIO 268 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • CHEM 151 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 152 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • PSY 190 General Psychology (3 credits)

Plus One of the Following (3 credits):

  • PSY 321 Death and Dying
  • PSY 355 Skills and Strategies in the Helping Profession

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