Departmental Information

Aims & Purposes of the Funeral Services Department


The Department of Funeral Service Education recognizes the importance of funeral service education personnel as

  • members of a human services profession;
  • members of the community in which they serve;
  • participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession;
  • professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines (in the geographic area where they practice), as well as
  • professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains.

National Board Results

The annual passage rate of first time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site (www.abfse.org)  http://www.abfse.org/html/dir-ok.html

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UCO Funeral Service Department National Board Exam Results

Year

# Taking Exam

# Passing Exam

% Passing
Exam

2013 Arts 17 16 94%
2013 Science 18 18 100%

2012 Arts

             14

               13

            93%

2012 Science

14

13

93%

2011 Arts

14

10

71%

2011 Science

14

10

71%

Department Objectives

  • * To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession
  • * To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary of the profession
  • * To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large
  • * To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct
  • * To provide curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction
  • * To encourage research in the field of funeral service