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

 

 

 2014 PROGRAM INFORMATION

# of New Students

# of Grads

Timely Grad*

% Employed

Left Before Completion**                                                                                                                    

45

21

72%

81%

24


UCO Funeral Service Department National Board Exam Results

Year

# Taking Exam

# Passing Exam

% Passing
Exam

2014 Science

21 20 95%
2014 Arts 21 17 81%
2013 Science 18 18 100%

2013 Arts

               17

                 16

              94%

2012 Arts

14

13

93%

2012 Science

14

13

93%

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