Mar 19, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Financial Counseling and Planning, BS

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About the Program

Do you enjoy math but want to do more than crunch numbers for a career? In financial counseling and planning, you’ll learn how to combine your financial aptitude with communication skills to help others achieve financial security. The program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board, and successful completion of the program satisfies the education component of the CFP certification process. For more information, please visit here.

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (67 - 72 credits)

Electives (14 - 20 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

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Program Requirements

16 - 17 Credits

Spring 1st Year

14 - 15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

14 - 15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Summer 3rd Year

  • CSR 48000 - Financial Counseling and Planning Internship
  • Field Experience - Credit Hour: 2.00 - 3.00
    • ** NOTE: Students may opt for the Study Abroad Internship Program in Dublin, London, or Sydney (6 credits) or complete the Interns for Indiana Internship (3 credits) to fulfill this requirement.

2 - 3 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12 - 13 Credits

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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