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Our funeral service degree program offers the following two routes you can take:

Learn more about our two programs and the courses you can take.

Pictured is funeral services major Lin Webb '12.

As a funeral services major at Point Park University, Linn Webb '12 worked as an autopsy intern for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Program Options

Traditional (3-1) Bachelor of Science Degree 

In cooperation with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, we offer a Bachelor of Science degree requiring three years of study at Point Park University, followed by one year of study at PIMS.

Curriculum

Our traditional funeral service program begins at Point Park University. After earning 72 credits at Point Park, you will attend PIMS to complete the 12-month, three-trimester diploma program. Upon completion of requirements at both schools, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Financial Aid

Point Park’s Office of Financial Aid will process any and all awards each year — including your year at PIMS. If you choose to live on campus during your PIMS year, federal and state financial aid awards will be applied to housing expenses first. Any remainder will be refunded, and you will be responsible for paying PIMS. Students are not eligible for academic scholarships through Point Park in this final year of study.

Capstone Bachelor of Science Degree

In cooperation with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, we offer a Bachelor of Science Capstone degree which requires completion of the 20-month, five-trimester Associate in Specialized Business degree at PIMS, followed by one year of study at Point Park.

Curriculum

Our capstone funeral service program follows study at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. After completing the 20-month, five-trimester Associate in Specialized Business Degree at PIMS, you will attend Point Park to earn 36 credits. Upon completion of requirements at both schools, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Financial Aid

Upon admission into the capstone program, Point Park’s Office of Financial Aid will process any and all award and scholarships.

Admission

Apply online now for the traditional or capstone funeral services program.

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

Learn from our faculty with academic expertise and years of experience working in health and biology.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Instructor Anthony Gaglierd.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Worked in public and environmental health for the Allegheny County Health Department for 47 years
  • Served as a radiation safety officer for Allegheny County
  • Excellence in County Government Award

Courses & Topics

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

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Public Health
  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Salesmanship
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Funeral Service Capstone