Mortuary (Pre-Mortuary)

Undergraduate Programs


Mortuary is a pre-professional program. The purpose of pre-professional programs is to provide students with the intellectual and academic backgrounds they will need before continuing their education in degrees not offered at Minnesota State Mankato. Acceptance to professional educational institutions is contingent upon academic performance, so students enrolling in pre-professional programs should be highly motivated and realize they are expected to maintain standards of excellence. Advisors play an important role in guiding the students enrolled in such programs so students are urged to contact the advisor before enrolling. 

This program has been designed to meet the transfer requirements of the University of Minnesota’s Mortuary Science Program. Completion of the MN Transfer Curriculum or the Associate of Arts Degree is recommended before students enroll in the Mortuary Science B.S. program. The transfer program requires a total of 60 semester credits completed while maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The courses listed above are specified by the University of Minnesota; additional courses should be selected with the help of an advisor. he American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) accredits Mortuary Science Programs throughout the United States. Accredited programs are found on their Website: Students interested in Mortuary Science are strongly encouraged to consult the Website to locate programs in their geographic area of interest and then to consult with an advisor at that institution in their first year. 

Policies & Faculty


Required for Pre-requisities:

  • MATH 112 College Algebra (4)
  • IT 101 Introduction to Information Systems (3)

Required for Program

  • ACCT 200 Financial Accounting (3)
  • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4)
  • ENG 101 Composition (4)
  • BIOL 100 Our Natural World (4) OR
  • BIOL 105 General Biology I (4)
  • CHEM 100 Chemistry in Society (4) OR
  • CHEM 111 Chemistry of Life Process Part II (Organic & Biochemistry) (5) OR
  • CHEM 201 General Chemistry I (5)
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (4) OR
  • PSYC 201 Statistics for Psychology (4)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) OR
  • SOC 101W Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • CMST 100 Fundamentals of Communication (3) OR
  • CMST 101W Interpersonal Communication (4)

Recommended for Program

  • HLTH 101 Health & the Environment (3)
  • HLTH 321 Medical Terminology (3)

Additional electives to meet the 60 credit transfer requirement. 

Contact Information

College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Advisor: Marie Slotemaker