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About the Mortuary Science Pre-Professional Program

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Funeral directors, also called morticians and undertakers, manage funeral homes, and arrange the details of a funeral. The Pre-Mortuary Science program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will prepare you for higher education in the field. The program to be followed by a pre-mortuary science student is largely determined by the requirements of the state in which you will practice and the mortuary school you plan to attend.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION GUIDE

Responsibilities in mortuary science:

  • Arranging transportation of the deceased
  • Preparing the body
  • Submitting paperwork and legal documents
  • Consulting with the deceased’s family
  • Helping plan funerals
  • Discussing and planning funerals with people who wish to arrange their own service in advance

Average Salary: $58,170 per year*

5% Projected Employment Growth*

from 2020 to 2030 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

PLACEMENT IN CLINICAL PROGRAMS AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

Data based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years

100% Accepted

100%
Accepted

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