Funeral Services

Associate in Science

Funeral Services

Thanatochemistry, embalming, restorative art and funeral home operations

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Funeral Services degree program strives to meet the needs of northern Florida for qualified funeral directors and embalmers by providing a training program that is supported by the local funeral services community. Students are trained to be knowledgeable and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial and local regulatory guidelines in the state of Florida.


Program Code: 2161

72 Credits

Limited access

School of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences
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May 15
Additional Costs

Uniforms and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


(904) 646-2300

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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

The Florida licensure process requires: 

  1. Passing the NBE (a written comprehensive examination)
  2. Serving a one-year internship under the direction of a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and
  3. Passing a Florida examination on rules and regulations.

This program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed.

Career Opportunities

Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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