Funeral Service Mission Statement and Outcomes

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Funeral Service Education program is to enable students to address those measures of embalming, public health, and ethical conduct required to uphold and foster the dignity of funeral services.  Students learn within lecture and laboratory settings in order to develop the proficiency and skills necessary for entry-level placement in funeral service following an internship period required for state licensure. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Funeral Service Education Program will be able to:  

  • demonstrate the cognitive knowledge necessary for satisfactory performance in an entry-level funeral service position.
  • demonstrate an ability to perform basic embalming techniques.
  • apply the cognitive knowledge in a practical setting working in an entry-level funeral service position.
  • encourage students and faculty to perform research in the field of funeral service.