Funeral Science Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where and when are classes offered?
A. Candidates for this degree may attend classes at ASU campuses in Mountain Home, Jonesboro, or Beebe, or at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville or Arkansas Tech University in Ozark. Currently, and whenever possible, all Funeral Science Core courses are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays to facilitate the jobs of working students.
Q. To which university do I apply?
A. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Science is offered by Arkansas State University – Mountain Home, so you must apply there. If you are going to take some general education classes from another school, you will also need to apply there.
Q. How do I apply to ASUMH?
A. By visiting this page. From there you can submit your application online or print it out and mail it or fax it to the admissions office.
Q. Am I required to come to the Mountain Home campus?
A. Students will have to attend three consecutive days of face-to-face instruction at the Mountain Home campus during the second half of the fall semester in which they take Embalming 2 and Restorative Art 2. During those days we make sure all students have gained critical skills in embalming, restorative art, funeral arranging and directing. In addition, students work in funeral homes during the course of their studies to practice these skills.Otherwise, the distance program does not require traveling to the ASUMH campus, but students are always welcome here.
Q. Is the entire Funeral Science program transmitted to Beebe, Jonesboro, Bentonville and Ozark?
A. Only the Funeral Science Core courses are sent via the network. The required General Education Core courses can be obtained from the school/campus where you attend classes or another accredited university. The classes are also available from ASUMH online.
Q. Which campus handles the financial aid?
A. ASUMH is the school offering the degree and the majority of the classes. This is where financial aid and book vouchers will originate in most cases.
Q. Where do the distance students obtain their books for the Funeral Science courses?
A. Usually, the ASUMH Bookstore supplies the books for all classes offered. Students simply call the Bookstore, tell the personnel there the courses in which they are enrolled, and the books will be packaged and shipped to them.