The American Board of Funeral Service Education accredits about 60 mortuary science programs. The majority are two-year associate degree programs offered at community colleges. There are some, however, some states (i.e., Minnesota) that require funeral directors have a bachelor's degree in order to practice within their boundaries. In that case, there are 6 colleges and universities which offer Mortuary Science programs that culminate in a bachelor's degree - the University of Minnesota has such a program.
Pre-Mortuary Science is not a major at UND and the Pre-Mortuary Science Program is not a degree granting program. Students planning to finish a 4 year Mortuary Science bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota may do their first two years of pre-professional coursework at UND.
In order to join the Pre-Mortuary Science Program at UND, freshmen students must:
Officially declare Pre-Mortuary Science in the main office of the College of Arts and Sciences (Montgomery Hall 125)
Activate and use UND e-mail account (make sure Campus Connection lists the UND e-mail as the primary e-mail account)
Attend all freshmen group advising meetings during fall semester
Attend one freshmen group advising meeting during spring semester
Complete the UM prerequisite courses with a C grade or better
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Older students wishing to join or switch to the Pre-Mortuary Science Program should contact the College of Arts and Sciences ASAP to set up an appointment with the Health Sciences Advisor.
In order to stay in the Pre-Mortuary Science Program at UND, all students must:
Complete the prerequisites for mortuary science school(s) as advised
Maintain a competitive cumulative GPA (3.0 minimum)
Visit with the Health Sciences Advisor regularly
Currently enrolled or prospective UND students may set up an appointment to discuss a Pre-Mortuary Science Plan of Study with the Health Sciences Advisor. Click on the Advising link under Pre-Mortuary Science Resources.