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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Personal Financial Planning (B.S.)

The emphasis of this program is personal and family financial planning, which 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.

Kansas State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, and CFP® (with flame logo)® certification marks. 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 100  and FSHS 105  with grades of B or better.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General requirements (39–40 credit hours)

Social sciences (9 credit hours)

Humanities (6 credit hours)

Natural sciences (7 credit hours)

  • Life science elective
  • Physical science elective

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

Quantitative studies (9 credit hours)

  • A microcomputer applications course Credits: (3)

Choose one from the following:

  • A college-level calculus course Credits: (3)

Professional studies (58 credit hours)

(Grades of C or higher required.)

Unrestricted electives (26–27 credit hours)

Total hours required for graduation (124)