Mortuary Science Prerequisites

CCMS does not offer pre-mortuary science or general education classes. Therefore, applicants must complete general education credits at a regionally accredited college prior to admission as part of our mortuary science requirements. The number of credits needed for admission to CCMS depends on which of our two degrees you intend to pursue. Our prerequisites for mortuary science outlines below, provide links to the detailed pages on meeting the mortuary science prerequisites, learn more about the programs, and learn about transferring credits. You can also learn more about our tuition costs here.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Prior to admission in the A.A.S. program, you must earn 30 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.) | Prerequisites for Mortuary Science 

mortuary science requirements prerequisites for mortuary sciencePrior to admission in the B.M.S. program, you must earn 60 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university.


Transfer Credits by Program

Required Transfer CreditsCredits Earned at CCMSDiploma Awarded
30 semester credits47 semester creditsAssociate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
60 semester credits62 semester creditsBachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.)

Note: The Prerequisites section of our website is focused on the academic requirements for admission. For nonacademic requirements, visit the before applying section.


International Applicants

We suggest contacting World Education Services for credential evaluation.