Pre-Professional Program in Mortuary Science
This program will guide you in the selection of prerequisites which will provide the pre-professional background and experiences for admission to a school of embalming accredited by the State Board of Funeral Service. South Dakota’s educational requirements involve approximately two academic years of university instruction with a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework in communications, social science, science and business. Following two years of undergraduate academic work, you must complete a one-year course of instruction in a school of embalming accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Inc. and a one-year internship in order to be eligible for the license examination.
*Individual professional school programs may have additional requirements and be more specific. Students are advised to check the catalog of the specific school they wish to attend.