Mortuary Science

Program Application: Health Science Application

Mortuary Science Application Pre-view:

Bachelor Degree Interest Form

Applications for Spring 2017 enrollment will open in early September 2016.  Please follow the link regarding the application procedure when it becomes available and apply. 

The Mortuary Science Department at Cypress College prepares men and women for a career that cares for the dead and comforts the living.

As a Mortuary Science student you will prepare for employment as a funeral director and embalmer through a variety of courses.

Information Workshops

Mortuary Science Courses

  • Funeral Service Management
  • Embalming
  • Funeral Directing
  • Anatomy, Pathology and Microbiology
  • Restorative Art
  • Funeral Service Science
  • Funeral Service Ceremonies
  • Funeral Service Counseling
  • Mortuary Law
  • Funeral Service Thanatology

To apply to the Mortuary Science Program, Select the link provided by opening up a new window and follow the instructions:

For more information, call 714/484-7278 or email:

The annual passage rate for the first time takers of the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site (  To view Cypress College Mortuary Science Department's passing rate, select the "Accreditation Statement" link on the left side of this page.

Baccalaureate Degree

Cypress College has been selected as one of 15 community colleges in California to pilot a baccalaureate degree program. The Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service will begin in fall 2017 for those students who have previously completed an ABFSE-accredited program of study.

We are in the process of obtaining approval of the upper division curriculum and baccalaureate program application requirements and will update the Mortuary Science webpage as new information becomes available.

Students who have completed the Associate in Science -Mortuary Science degree and are interested in completing the baccalaureate degree, can begin working on the lower division general education courses required for bachelor’s degree offered by CSU and UC by completing CSU lower division general education breadth or IGETC certification.



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