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Funeral Service Program

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: TRADITIONALB.S. CAPSTONE | COURSE DESCRIPTIONSSCHEDULE OF COURSES

Pictured is Elena Mroczkowski, funeral services major at Point Park University. | Photo by Victoria A. MikulaMeet Elena Mroczkowski, funeral services major at Point Park University.

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service at our Downtown Pittsburgh Campus

There are two different avenues you can take for our funeral service degree program. A Bachelor of Science capstone program, requiring one year of study, is offered for students with a degree from mortuary school. Or, in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Point Park offers a Bachelor of Science degree requiring three years of study at Point Park and one year at PIMS.

Funeral Service Degrees Offered

The following degrees are offered in the funeral service program:

  • B.S. in funeral service (traditional): The Bachelor of Science degree for specialized professional studies — funeral services is a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program that begins at Point Park University. After earning 60 credits at Point Park, students in this program attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) to earn 36 clinical credits, which are then transferred to Point Park. Proof of an Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is required before Point Park University will grant the Bachelor of Science degree.
  • B.S. in funeral service  (capstone program): The capstone program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree is designed for students who have a mortuary school degree and possess an Associate in Science degree in specialized professional studies-funeral service from Point Park or an Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. 
Pictured is funeral services major Lin Webb.
Funeral services major Lin Webb interned
for the Medical Examiner's Office.

Funeral Service Concentration Options

Funeral service students can choose to concentrate in one of the following:

  • Environmental health 
  • Business administration

Courses in the Funeral Service Program

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the funeral service major. Some of the courses include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Counseling Theories and Practice
  • Salesmanship
  • Human Biology
  • Public Health

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the degree requirements and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions