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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Mortuary Science Track

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This track, through affiliation with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, is accredited through the American Board of Funeral Service Education, National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science, National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of the United States Inc. This program is designed for three years of approved study on campus and one year of study at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. The curriculum requires 120 credits: 94 credits in required and elective California University courses and 26 credits for the institute year. Upon completion of the program, the student is granted a Bachelor of Science degree from California and a diploma from the Pittsburgh institute. Upon completion of a one-year resident intern period, the candidate applies for the state board examinations and licensure as a funeral director and embalmer.

Freshman Year

 

First Semester - 14 credits

Course

Credits

BIO 120 General Zoology

4 crs.

MAT 181  College Algebra

3 crs.

ENG 101 English Composition I                                                              

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

Second Semester - 15 credits

Course

Credits

BIO 125 General Botany                                                                       

4 crs.

ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

General Education Courses

8 crs.

 

Sophomore Year

 

Third Semester - 17 credits

Course

Credits

BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology

4 crs.

CHE 101 General Chemistry                                                                  

4 crs.

COM 101 Oral Communication ORCOM 230 Argumentation and Debate

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

 
 

Fourth Semester - 15 credits

Course

Credits

BIO 3XX Upper-level BIO Elective                                                           

4 crs.

CHE 102 General Chemistry II

4 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 Free Electives

4 crs.

 
 

Junior Year

 

Fifth Semester - 16 credits

Course

Credits

BIO 326 General Microbiology

4 crs.

BIO 306 Human Anatomy                                                                     

4 crs.

Free Electives

4 crs.

General Education Courses

4 crs.

 

Sixth Semester - 17 credits

Course

Credits

BIO 328: Human Physiology                                                                 

4 crs.

Free Electives

13 crs.

 

Senior Year

 

Seventh Semester - 13 credits

Course

Credits

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science                                                

13 crs.

 

Eighth Semester - 13 credits

Course

Credits

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science                                                

13 crs.