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    Mortuary Science

    Mortuary science degree programs prepare students to work as morticians, funeral directors, and undertakers. The curriculum combines instruction in the scientific, counseling, legal, and business aspects of the field. Topics covered include:

    Scientific:
    • Microbiology
    • Mortuary anatomy
    • Chemistry
    • Embalming
    • Restorative Art

    Counseling:
    • Death and bereavement in society
    • Psychology of death and dying

    Legal:
    • Mortuary law and compliance

    Business:
    • Introduction to funeral services
    • Funeral services management
    • Funeral services merchandising and sales

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