The Mortuary Science degree program at Wayne State University is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747; web: http://www.abfse.org.
National Board Exam Statistics
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Graduation and Employment Information
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*Timely graduation = complete program in 1½ times designated program length
** Left before completing the program; did not finish
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 pass rates, go to Room 114 of the Mortuary Science Building, 5439 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (313) 577-2050.
- To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession,
- To educate students in every phase of funeral service and to help enable them to develop proficiency and skills necessary for the profession,
- To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large,
- To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct,
- To provide a curriculum at the post-secondary level of instruction, and
- To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.
The Wayne State University Mortuary Science Program recognizes the importance of funeral service personnel as:
- Members of the human services profession,
- Members of the community in which they serve,
- Participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession,
- Professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state/provinical/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines in the geographic area where they practice, and
- Professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains.