UC Clermont

Pre-Mortuary Science

Associate of Science

Why study Pre-Mortuary Science?

The UC Clermont College (UCCC) pre-mortuary science program is an associate of science degree designed for students who want to transfer to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS). There, students will complete a bachelor of mortuary science degree. All courses from UCCC 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 the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

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

Employment opportunities for graduates of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS) 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.

Pre-mortuary students attending the UC Clermont campus are encouraged to work with your major advisor.

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size 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.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

To transfer to UC Clermont, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. 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 form available at the Center for Pathways Advising and Student Success website. 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.

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

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