Funeral Service (BS)
What is A Funeral Service (BS) Degree?
A funeral director (formerly called a mortician or an undertaker) manages the funeral home or crematorium and all the functions that are part of a funeral. Many funeral directors own the funeral home and train and manage lower-level staff members who assist with making all the arrangements for the grieving family. Directors must follow strict scientific guidelines and laws while also being a sensitive, caring professional. Funeral Directors also have to know about and be sensitive to the different customs with the various ethnic and religious groups and willing to meet the proper protocols for the religion.
An Associate’s degree in Funeral Service will prepare you with the basic skills to work in Funeral Services, but, if you plan to own your own funeral home business, a BS degree is the way to go. In the BS program you will learn all the basic skills needed in the field along with the business skills to run a successful operation. You’ll also learn advanced techniques in embalming and reconstruction. Some universities offer BS degree completion programs for practitioners who already hold an Associate’s degree in Funeral Service.