BSHES in Personal Financial Planning
Degree Program Description
Personal Financial Planning prepares students to play a role in improving the financial well-being of individuals and families by providing affordable, unbiased education and counseling in all areas of personal finance. The curriculum emphasizes the complimentary relationship between factors that affect financial decisions and economics and financial analysis techniques. Graduates excel in providing client–centered financial management advice, and are employed as financial planners, Extension agents, and consultants or counselors in financial, social, educational, legal, and government agencies.
Major Program Requirements
The Department of Personal Financial Planning offers a major in Personal Financial Planning with three emphasis areas: Personal Financial Planning, Financial Counseling, and Personal Financial Management Services. In each option, the student must complete requirements for each phase of the degree program listed below:
- University general education requirements
- College of Human Environmental Sciences graduation requirements
- Major core courses
- Professional specialization
|Major core requirements|
|FINPLN 2083||Financial Planning Careers||1|
|FINPLN 2183||Personal and Family Finance||3|
|FINPLN 3282||Financial Counseling||3|
|FINPLN 3283||Financial Planning: Computer Applications||3|
|FINPLN 4187||Tax Planning||3|
|FINPLN 4188||Community Agencies and Volunteerism||3|
|FINPLN 4380||Assessing the American Dream||3|
|FINPLN 4382||Financial Planning: Risk Management||3|
|FINPLN 4383||Financial Planning: Investment Management||3|
|FINPLN 4387||Consumer and Household Economics||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements|
|MANGMT 3540||Introduction to Business Law||3|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|SOCIOL 1000||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics *||3|
|or AG_EC 1041||Applied Microeconomics|
|ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics *||3|
|or AG_EC 1042||Applied Macroeconomics|
|ECONOM 3229||Money, Banking and Financial Markets||3|
* A grade of C (2.0), or better, is required for both Introductory Economics courses, whether offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics or the Department of Economics.
A sample plan of study has not been designed for this major. Students should contact the academic department for assistance with academic planning.
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Major and Career Exploration
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