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About the Mortuary Science Pre-Professional Program

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Funeral directors, also called morticians and undertakers, manage funeral homes and arrange the details of a funeral. The Pre-Mortuary Science program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will prepare you for higher education in the field.

The program to be followed by a pre-mortuary science student is largely determined by the requirements of the state in which they will practice and the mortuary school they plan to attend.



Responsibilities in mortuary science:

  • Arranging transportation of the deceased
  • Preparing the body
  • Submitting paperwork and legal documents
  • Consulting with the deceased’s family
  • Helping plan funerals
  • Discussing and planning funerals with people who wish to arrange their own service in advance

Median Pay: $58,820 per year

3% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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