First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • ENGL 101 (Composition I), 3 credits
  • Biology 121 (Biology I) 5 credits
  • Mathematics 118 (General Education Mathematics) 4 credits
  • Health Professions 102 or Biology 120 (Health Career Studies or Terminology for Medical Careers) 3 credits

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Entrepreneurship 201 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship) 3 credits
  • Speech 101 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits
  • Computer Information Systems 120 (Introduction to Microcomputers) 3 credits
  • Biology 226 (Human Structure and Function I) 4 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Biology 227 (Human Structure & Function II) 4 credits
  • Mortuary Science 102 (Microbiology for Embalmers) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 103 (Chemistry for Embalmers) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 104 (Pathology for Embalmers) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 111 (History of Funeral Service) 3 credits

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Mortuary Science 108 (Accounting in Funeral Service) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 109 (Sociology for Funeral Service) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 207 (Restorative Art) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 213 (Embalming Theory I) 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Mortuary Science 203 (Funeral Directing) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 204 (Mortuary and Business Law) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 215 (Restorative Art Laboratory) 2 credits
  • Mortuary Science 216 (Embalming Theory II) 3 credits
  • Biology 130 and 131 (Human Cadaver Anatomy I and II) 3 credits 

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Mortuary Science 210 (Advanced Mortuary Science Practice/Ethics) 2 credits
  • Mortuary Science 211 (Psychology of Funeral Service) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 209 (Funeral Management/Merchandise) 3 credits
  • Mortuary Science 214 (Embalming Laboratory) 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101 (Transfer Success Course) 1 credit
  • ENGL 102 (Composition II) 3 credits
  • Humanities (Any course with a humanities attribute) 3 credits
  • HSAD 351 (Introduction to Health Services) 3 credits
  • HSAD 363 (Health Disparities) 3 credits
  • MATH 217 (Elementary Statistics) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • OLED 320 (Introduction to Organizational Communication) 3 credits
  • HSAD 250 (Public Health Issues) 3 credits
  • HSAD 360 (Intraprofessional Teams) 3 credits
  • Humanities (Any course with a humanities attribute) 3 credits
  • Social Science (Any course with a social science attribute) 3 credits

Fifth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • HSAD 365 (Health Informatics) 3 credits
  • HSAD 353 (Medical Ethics and the Law) 3 credits
  • HSAD 370 (Healthcare Budgeting & Reporting) 3 credits
  • Humanities (Any course with a humanities attribute) 3 credits
  • HSAD 390 or 399 (Internship) 3 credits

CCC: some courses listed may require pre-requisites, please see your advisor.

*TRS 101 -Transfer Success Course (waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

^=Grade of C or higher required for major courses 

As an 81 credit hour AAS, RU's Ideas course requirement is waived and the two course experiential requirement is reduced to one course.

The HSAD major consists of 7 required courses (21 credit hours), 3 required major elective courses (9 credit hours), and 1 capstone/experiential course (3 credit hours).  The menu of electives in the major are subject to change.  Please see your advisor to determine offerings. You may participate in a HSAD capstone course or internship even if you transfer in your experiential requirement.  See your advisor for details.

HSAD coursework can begin in either the Fall or Spring semester.  The summer semester can be used to obtain general education courses and lighten the load during the fall and spring.