Mortuary Science

All About The Dead

Preserving the Dead

Now there are many ways to preserve the dead, in all different parts of the world. Now one way is quomation which is practically turning the human body into compost. Now the next one burial is when you bury someone in a graveyard or land in a special soil. Now burial at sea it is when you put the body in a coffin and strap it shut so the body doesn’t get lost. Entombment however is when you put someone in a small, compacted space or burial chamber. Cremation is the process of reducing dead bodies to basic chemical compounds in the form of gases and bone fragments. Now this is the latest idea of preserving the dead because in the late 20th century, people take part of taking some or a little of the cremation compound and place it in a bottle and then launching it to space.

All About The Dead


Now there has to be people who plan the funerals and manage the funeral homes. Also while preparing the bodies for funeral or burials and those people are Morticians! Morticians are also funeral directors or undertakers. They usually manage funeral homes and arrange funerals. There is also a degree in college for citizens who want to become Morticians here are some facts about that.

Funeral Directors (Below)

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Mortuary Science: The Degree

Requirements for the degree are different by school and by state. Those who want to become funeral directors have other requirements that usually include two years of college course work (including studies in mortuary science), one year of experience as an apprentice, and a qualifying examination. College degrees in mortuary science can usually be earned in two to four years. Some community and junior colleges offer two-year programs while universities can offer both two or four year programs. The studies typically include courses in anatomy, physiology, pathology, embalming techniques, restorative art, and business management. Suggested course work or extracurricular activities include those that enhance skills in public speaking and interpersonal communication, as funeral directors should be personable and skilled communicators in their work with grief stricken clients. More than thirty states have schools that offer mortuary science programs, for example; Illinois, Mississippi, New York, and Texas all have four schools that offer mortuary science programs like the ones listed above.

Diploma from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

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Embalming in the Civil War

Embalming which we started using during the Civil War because before then citizens were buried close to where they died but people from the North wanted their loved ones, who died in the South to come home to be buried. The US decided to start embalming.


Now you see no matter whom or where you are, we all need mortuary science. If you still have doubts about it then think have you ever buried a relative or loved one? If so then you used mortuary science so you do need it and now you know WHY.