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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Personal Financial Planning (B.S.)


The personal financial planning program combines course work in personal finance, family relationships and decision making, consumer rights, insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning, economics, and accounting. Emphasis is placed on understanding financial products and how they work, as well as the role of family in financial decisions. The program offers financial planning courses that satisfy CFP® Board’s education requirement for the CFP®/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification. 

The program also offers financial counseling courses that satisfy the education requirements for the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) exam sponsored by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

Kansas State University does not certify individuals to use the AFC®,  CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, and CFP® (with flame logo)® certification marks. AFC ® is solely granted by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. CFP® certification is solely granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to individuals who, in addition to completing an education requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered program, have met ethics, experience, and examination requirements.

Admission to the personal financial planning program requires completion of FSHS 105 with a grade of B or better.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

General Requirements (35-36 credit hours)


Social Sciences (6 credit hours)


Humanities (6 credit hours)


 Only a course of 3 credit hours or more will apply.

Natural and physical sciences (7 credit hours)


Life science elective and Physical Science elective.

One course must be taken from each area; one course must include a laboratory.

Quantitative Studies (7 credit hours)


Integrative Human Ecology Courses (1 credit hour)


Professional Studies (65 credit hours)


Grades of C or higher required.

Select One Track Option (19-20 credit hours)


Family Financial Planning (6 credit hours)


Sales (6 credit hours)


Entrepreneurship (9 credit hours)


Electives (10-14 credit hours)


Total hours required for graduation (120)