Personal and Consumer Finance Minor

The personal and consumer finance minor through the Department of Health and Human Development includes course work in economics, financial counseling, consumer decision-making, managing work and family, and personal finance knowledge and practice related to insurance, consumer credit, investment, retirement, estate planning, and taxation. The minor is comprised of nine courses (27 credits), eight of which are required, giving students the flexibility to choose one course from a variety of options in the areas of economics, psychology, or counseling. Over one-third of the courses are upper division.

The minor in personal and consumer finance offers business accounting, business finance, pre-counseling, psychology, and agriculture students the opportunity to combine knowledge in personal finance with their skills and knowledge in their majors. This minor is also a strong offering to students in family and consumer sciences education and social studies broadfield education. Seventeen states currently require a course or course work in personal finance at the high school level.

Required Courses

ECNS 101ISEconomic Way of Thinking3
HDFS 138Survey of Family Finance and Consumer Issues3
HDFS 239Contemporary Consumer Issues3
HDFS 263Relationships and Fam Systems3
HDFS 337Personal and Family Finance I3
HDFS 338Personal and Family Finance II3
HDFS 339Family Financial Counseling3
HDFS 437Managing Work and Family3
Choose one of the following:3
Personal Finance
Principles of Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Theories and Skills for the Human Services,Theor Skills for Human Service
Science of Psych Well-Being
Judgment & Decision Making
Total Credits27