Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education




The Funeral Service Education Program offers a two-year curriculum leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The degree program meets current curriculum standards as set forth by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

The Funeral Service degree program at University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108; Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 Office (816) 233-3747 FAX (856) 579-7354. WEB: www.abfse.org

PROGRAM INFORMATION – University of Arkansas





# of New Students # of Grads Timely Grad* Graduation


Did not finish** Overall % Employed Employed


2016 47 8 6 6/6 38% 1 100% 100%
2015 53 16 10 8/10 100% 3 90% 70%
2014 42 8 5 3/5 50% 6 60% 60%


NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – University of Arkansas

3 year Average % Pass


% Pass Sciences
2016-2014 95% 82%
2015-2013 90% 77%
2014-2012 71% 81%
Most Recent #Takers #Passed
2016 Arts 7 6
2016 Sciences 7 7

* Timely graduation = complete program in 1 ½ times designated program length.

** Left before completing the program, did not finish

So that the public and prospective students can easily access UAHT funeral service program statistics, National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available atwww.abfse.org.  To request a printed copy of this program’s rates, go to the Funeral Service Program Director’s office at ST 120 (Science Technology Building), on the college website at uacch.edu, or by e-mail at karen.davis@uacch.edu, or by telephone 870-722-8206.


Application for Admission

Funeral Service Program Booklet


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 website at www.abfse.org

Funeral Services Degree Checklists

Course Requirements  ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
Fall Semester     15 
ENGL  1013  Composition I  ENGL 1013  
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers  CPSI 1003  
MATH 1063  AAS Math Business (or)  
MATH 1053 College Algebra MATH 1103
MATH 1153 Quantitative Literacy MATH 1113
BUSS  1203  Introduction to Business BUS 1013  
FSED 1013  Funeral Service Anatomy  
Spring Semester     12 
ACCT  2103  Principles of Accounting I  ACCT 2003  
FSED  1003  Funeral Service Chemistry   
ENGL 2023  Composition II ENGL 1023  
SPCH  1313  Principles of Speech  SPCH 1003  
Fall Semester     18 
FSED  2223  Business & Funeral Law   
FSED 1001 Funeral Service Orientation & Ethics  
FSED  1033  Funeral Directing   
FSED  1002  History of Funeral Service   
FSED  1012  Restorative Art I  
FSED  1103 Embalming I   
FSED  2103  Funeral Psychology/Sociology   
FSED 1181 Clinical I
Spring Semester     16 
FSED  12043 Embalming II   
FSED  1022  Restorative Art II   
FSED  1313  Funeral Merchandising & Management  
FSED  2213  Microbiology/Pathology   
FSED  2203  Comprehensive Review   
FSED 1191 Clinical II 
Total     60 



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