BS in Personal Financial Planning

Degree Program Description

The Department of Personal Financial Planning is nationally and internationally recognized for its premier education and research programs. Not only does the department have one of only four PhD financial planning degrees in the U.S., it offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate CFP Board-Registered Programs that prepare students to meet the education requirement to sit for the CFP® certification examination. The award-winning faculty provide an ideal environment for student success. Students have excellent opportunities to intern at leading financial planning firms, to participate in peer financial advising in our Office for Financial Success, and to conduct research with a purpose.

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Major Program Requirements

The BS in Personal Financial Planning offers three emphasis areas:  Personal Financial Planning, Financial Counseling, and Personal Financial Management Services. Professional program requirements are listed at the emphasis level.

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Semester Plan

The BS in Personal Financial Planning has emphasis areas in Financial Counseling, Personal Financial Management Services, and Personal Financial Planning.  Please see the individual emphasis area pages for degree requirements and admissions information.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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