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 Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Ave., Suite G, Saint Joseph, MO 64506, (816) 233-3747.
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
|Course Requirements||ACTS Index Number*||Credit Hours|
|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|
|BUSS||1203||Introduction to Business||BUS 1013|
|FSED||1013||Funeral Service Anatomy|
|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|
|FSED||2223||Business & Funeral Law|
|FSED||1001||Funeral Service Orientation|
|FSED||1002||History of Funeral Service|
|FSED||1012||Restorative Art I|
|FSED||1022||Restorative Art II|
|FSED||1313||Funeral Merchandising & Management|
In accordance with the standards of the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) after January 1, 2004, UACCH requires that each funeral service education student take the National Board Examination (NBE) as a requirement for graduation. The NBE is required for successful completion of FSED 2203 Comprehensive Review.
*ARKANSAS COURSE TRANSFER SYSTEM (ACTS)
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.” Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer (https://adhe.edu). Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.