A degree in mortuary science is rare. In fact, there are only two public programs offering associate degrees in the field in California. Cypress College’s Mortuary Science Program is so well regarded that the HBO series “Six Feet Under” repeatedly referenced Cypress College to add authenticity.

For those seeking to advance in the funeral industry, a bachelor’s degree is even less common. In fact, Cypress College’s selection to offer a bachelor’s degree in funeral service presents a unique opportunity since there are no other colleges or universities offering this type of degree in the Western United States. The closest such program is in Oklahoma.

Cypress College’s Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service program is a course of study in funeral service education designed for students who wish to advance their career and employment opportunities as a funeral service practitioner.

Students in the program will gain a strong knowledge of cemetery and crematory operations, mortuary jurisprudence, issues and trends in funeral service, and more, including externships in clinical embalming and funeral service.

If you are interested in the Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service offered at Cypress College, please fill out this interest form.

Download the program information here.

The Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service degree offered by Cypress College is part of a pilot program created by the state legislature (Senate Bill 850). Cypress College is one of 15 community colleges in the state chosen for the California Community College Bachelor Degree Pilot Program.