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Social Sciences & Public Services: Funeral SErvice Program



Are you interested in:

  • helping others
  • the human biological sciences
  • community involvement
  • a business environment?

For more information, please contact:

Joseph F. Walton

Program Head

(757) 822-7074


Kimberly O. Jones

Associate Professor

(757) 822-7075

About the Funeral Service Program


The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service provides an extensive program designed to prepare students for careers in the complex field of mortuary science. A diversified curriculum addresses the changing needs, and demands of contemporary funeral directing, embalming, and business management.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to

  • demonstrate proper embalming and restoration techniques with minimum supervision;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the effects of disease and the importance of sanitation in the handling of human remains;
  • apply ethical and management principles to all aspects of making funeral  arrangements with minimum supervision;
  •  demonstrate an understanding of how to write pre-need and at-need contracts;
  •  direct a funeral with minimum supervision;
  •  set up and maintain an OSHA-approved preparation room.

The Funeral Services program is offered at the Virginia Beach Campus - Call (757) 822-7074.

Program Accreditation


Accredited by
The American Board of Funeral Service Education
3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G
St. 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 web site ("