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Concentrating in environmental health or business administration, there are two different avenues you can take for with our funeral service degree program.

A Bachelor of Science capstone program, requiring one year of study, is offered for students with a degree from a mortuary school.

Or, in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, we offer a Bachelor of Science degree requiring three years of study at Point Park University and one year at PIMS.

Pictured is funeral services major Lin Webb '12.

Degree Program Options


Our traditional funeral service program begins at Point Park University. After earning 60 credits at Point Park, students attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to earn 36 clinical credits, which are then transferred to Point Park. Proof of an Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is required before Point Park University will grant the Bachelor of Science degree.


Our capstone program is designed for students who have a mortuary school degree or an Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and then come to Point Park for one year to earn a Bachelor of Science in funeral services degree.

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

Learn from our faculty with academic expertise and years of experience working in health and biology.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Instructor Anthony Gaglierd.
  • Worked in public and environmental health for the Allegheny County Health Department for 47 years
  • Served as a radiation safety officer for Allegheny County
  • Excellence in County Government Award

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the funeral service major. Some of the courses include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Counseling Theories and Practice
  • Salesmanship
  • Human Biology
  • Funeral Service Capstone