This program includes extensive work in the areas of biological science, business and social science, as well as instruction within the major area of funeral service. Candidates for licensure must take the National Board Examination sponsored by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board. After successfully passing the National Test, graduates may intern for a period of one year as a Registered Resident prior to receiving the Funeral Director License.
The Mortuary Science degree program at Nassau Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506; (816.233.3747); www.abfse.org Registration with the N.Y.S. Bureau of Funeral Directing is required before matriculation status is granted. Students must supply their own transportation to off-campus assignments.
National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program's rates go to www.ncc.edu follow links to the Mortuary Science Department Homepage or email at MortuaryScience@ncc.edu or by telephone 516-572-7277
View the Mortuary Science department's course descriptions in the current College Catalog.
Mortuary Science (MSC)