UC Clermont

Pre-Mortuary Science


Why study Pre-Mortuary Science?

The UC Clermont College Pre-Mortuary Science program is an associate of science degree designed for students who want to transfer to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. There, students will complete a bachelor of mortuary science degree. All courses from UC Clermont will transfer to CCMS.

Mortuary science seeks to enroll persons who believe in the dignity of funeral services, who are committed to competent, professional service, and who desire more than minimal technical training. Aside from embalming and other preparatory services, graduates also need experience in arrangements counseling, merchandising and funeral directing.

An education in mortuary science is rigorous. Students are required to have two years of general education — including liberal arts, business and behavioral science — before studying mortuary science. Upon graduation from a four-year program, students must take state and national board examinations.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Successful graduates must have people skills and professional manners during times of high stress, possess good listening, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, a professional demeanor and an understanding of different cultures. They should also have good business skills.

Employment opportunities for graduates of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science program exist mainly in funeral homes, but also in hospitals, public health organizations and related industries. Graduates of the CCMS program are equipped not only with classroom experience, but with laboratory work/study and practicum experience as well.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Students on all the campuses of the University of Cincinnati rank our quality of teaching as top level. Our professors consistently use classroom exercises filled with relevant and up-to-date information.

You will find computers used in laboratories not only for data acquisition, but also for data analysis, experimental design and theoretical model evaluation. This refinement of traditional laboratory exercises gives you practical experience in the basic techniques of scientific methodology. You will apply these techniques to individual research projects under the guidance of a faculty member.

UC Clermont's Academic Success Center is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. Current UC students are welcome to contact UC Clermont College Admissions office at (513) 732-5319 with questions about the change in college application process. Students are urged to see their advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For details regarding application deadlines, please visit the Admissions page.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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