Mortuary Science

OFFICE: 357 East Road, 516.572.7277

CHAIRPERSON: Michael F. Mastellone,

FACULTY: G. Wingster


COURSES OFFERED: Mortuary Science (MSC)

The following curriculum is offered by this Department:

Mortuary Science (A.A.S.)
- This program includes extensive work in the areas of biological science, business, and social science, as well as instruction within the major area of funeral service. Candidates for licensure must take the National Board Examination sponsored by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board. After successfully passing the national test, graduates must intern for a period of one year as a Registered Resident prior to receiving the Funeral Director License. The Mortuary Science degree program at Nassau Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097; Phone: 816.233-3747; Web:

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at To request a printed copy of this program’s rates, visit the NCC Mortuary Science Department webpage, email, or call 516.572.7277.

Registration with the N.Y.S. Bureau of Funeral Directing is required before matriculation status is granted. Students must supply their own transportation to off-campus assignments.

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