For some, a career in the funeral service field may sound like an unconventional area of study. Often, our only exposure to funeral service professionals — funeral directors, morticians, embalmers — comes from television shows or movies. But those who have had first-hand experience understand how vital this compassionate and family-focused career can be.
The Need for Caring Professionals
As our population ages, the demand for funeral service professionals continues to grow. The employment of funeral service workers is expected to grow by five percent over the next several years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There is a wide variety of careers available to students pursuing a funeral service degree: funeral service directors, funeral service practitioners, embalmers, morticians, mortuary transporters, and pre-need and at-need consultants.
The Funeral Service Program
Goodwin’s Funeral Service program will prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand career where you will make a difference in the lives of families when they need support the most. Taught by professors with decades of experience in the field, you will receive the training needed to become a well-rounded funeral service industry professional, able to coordinate funeral service processes from death through final disposition of human remains.
Flexible Class Scheduling Options
Goodwin knows that today’s students are busy, with lives and schedules that demand unmatched flexibility. Their degree program is flexible to your needs, so that you can work towards your degree and continue to manage other priorities. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Core coursework is offered in Goodwin’s new Funeral Service lab on campus.
On-Campus Housing Available
Goodwin College offers on-campus housing in a town house setting. All housing units were fully renovated in 2018.
Gaining Real-World Experience
Funeral Service internships are offered at funeral homes all across the state of Connecticut. Out-of-state internships can also be accommodated. Through your internship, you will gain exposure to embalming, restorative art, and business management. You are required to complete a minimum of 180 hours at your internship, participate in 10 embalming procedures, and perform an additional 30 hours of on-campus class work preparing you for the operations and management aspect of a funeral home.
Financial Aid and Work-Study Opportunities
Getting a great education means a financial investment. Luckily, at Goodwin, you can pursue your degree regardless of your financial resources. There are many kinds of financial aid available to students, including grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, student loans that will have to be repaid, and work-study opportunities that allow you to earn money while attending college.
Learn More today!
If you’re a compassionate, motivated student looking to make a career helping others, the Goodwin College Funeral Services program is right for you! Contact them at 1-800-889-3282; or visit goodwin.edu/funeralservice.
The Funeral Service Associate Degree Program at Goodwin College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, (816) 233-3747. ABFSE approved a change of sponsorship for Goodwin College to assume the accredited Mortuary Science Associate Degree program of Lincoln College of New England effective January 1, 2019. National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates and employment rates for Lincoln College of New England and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at abfse.org.