Wayne State University

Curriculum for the B.S. in Mortuary Science

Full-Time Schedule

Fall Semester

  • MS 3100 - Thanatochemistry: Cr. 2
  • MS 3420 - Conflict Resolution: Cr. 2
  • MS 3500 - Embalming I: Cr. 3
  • MS 3600 - Restorative Art and Modeling I: Cr. 2  
  • MS 3800 - Funeral Directing: Cr. 3
  • MS 3830 - Psychology of Death and Dying: Cr. 3
  • MS 4050 - Anatomy for Mortuary Science Cr. 2

Total credits: 17

Winter Semester

  • MS 3970- Practicum I: Cr. 1
  • MS 3300- Religions, Values, & Death: Cr. 3
  • MS 3400- Funeral Service Law & Ethics I: Cr. 3
  • MS 3510- Embalming II: Cr. 3
  • MS 3610 -Restorative Art and Modeling II: Cr. 2
  • MS 3810  Funeral Service Marketing & Merchandising: Cr. 3
  • MS 4250- Microbiology for Mortuary Science: Cr. 2
  • MS 5350- Grief Dynamics & Aftercare: Cr. 2

Total credits: 19

Spring/Summer Semester

  • MS 3410- Funeral Service Law & Ethics II: Cr. 3
  • MS 3620- Presentation and Cosmetics: Cr. 2
  • MS 3760 -Funeral Service History & Trends: Cr. 2
  • MS 3840 -Psychosocial Aspects of Grief: Cr. 3
  • MS 3980- Practicum II: Cr. 2
  • MS 4300- Pathology for Mortuary Science: Cr. 2
  • MS 4450 -Funeral Service Management & Accounting: Cr. 3
  • MS 5996- Professional Review: Cr. 2

Total credits: 19

Part-Time Schedule (Two years to complete professional curriculum)

First Year - Fall Courses

  • MS 3800 - Funeral Directing: Cr. 3
  • MS 3830 - Psychology of Death and Dying: Cr. 3
  • MS 3420 - Conflict Resolution Cr. 2

Total credits: 8

First Year - Winter Courses

  • MS 3300- Religion, Values, & Death: Cr. 3
  • MS 3400- Funeral Service Law & Ethics I: Cr. 3
  • MS 3810- Funeral Service Marketing & Merchandising: Cr. 3
  • MS 5350- Grief Dynamics & Aftercare: Cr. 2

Total credits: 11

First Year - Spring/Summer Courses

  • MS 3410 – Funeral Service Law & Ethics II: Cr. 3
  • MS 3760 - Funeral Service History & Trends: Cr. 2
  • MS 3840 - Psychosocial Aspects of Grief: Cr. 3

Total credits: 8

Second Year - Fall Courses

  • MS 3100 - Thanatochemistry: Cr. 2
  • MS 3500 - Embalming I: Cr. 3
  • MS 3600 - Restorative Art and Modeling I: Cr. 2  
  • MS 4050 - Anatomy for Mortuary Science: Cr. 2

Total credits: 9

Second Year - Winter Courses

  • MS 3970- Practicum I: Cr. 1
  • MS 3510- Embalming II: Cr. 3
  • MS 3610- Restorative Art and Modeling II: Cr. 2
  • MS 4250- Microbiology for Mortuary Science: Cr. 2

Total credits: 8

Second Year - Spring/Summer Courses

  • MS 3620- Presentation and Cosmetics: Cr. 2
  • MS 3980 -Practicum II: Cr. 2
  • MS 4300 -Pathology for Mortuary Science: Cr. 2
  • MS 4450- Funeral Service Management & Accounting: Cr. 3
  • MS 5996- Professional Review: Cr: 2

Total credits: 11

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