Departmental Information

Aims & Purposes of the Department of Funeral Service


The Department of Funeral Service 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

 

 

  PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year

Total enrolled

New Declared Majors

Graduates

Timely Grad

Graduation Rate

Left Before Completion 

Overall % Employed

Employed in Funeral Service
2016 166

58

28

25/28

89%

55

100% 96%
2017 154

54

21

20/21

95%

38

100% 95%
2018 164

68

16

15/16

94%

37

100% 100%

UCO Funeral Service Department National Board Exam Results

Year

# Taking Exam

# Passing Exam

2018 Science 16 16

2018 Arts

17 15

3 Yr Average

% Passed Arts % Passed Science
2014-2016 79% 87%
2015-2017 81% 86%
2016-2018 83% 89%

Student Learning Objectives

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