Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Thanatology

Credits required 24/25

Dean

TBA

Program contact

John Tormey, Coordinator of Thanatology and Professor of Psychology/Thanatology, ext. 2032

Program Goals Statement

This certificate examines how loss affects physical, psychological, and social well-being. This program is unique to BCC and can be taken on its own or as a program to enrich such care giving and service professions as education, nursing, criminal justice, human services, pastoral ministry, and funeral service.

Program Information

  • This program has articulation agreements with FINE Mortuary College and Mt. Ida College.
  • Students who complete the certificate in Thanatology can take the following courses to transfer to FINE Mortuary College for a career in funeral service ACC 101, MAN 154, BIO 233, BIO 234.

Recommendations

Students should complete PSY 101 and PSY 262 before registering for PSY 264 and PSY 266.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

ELECTIVE Free

3-4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 262Introduction to Thanatology

3 credits

PSY 264Psychology of Grief

3 credits

PSY 266Introduction to Grief Counseling

3 credits

SOC 257Social Issues in Loss

3 credits

Elective: Choose from BIO, HLT, NUR
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