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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Financial Counseling Degree Program

Financial Counseling is a new degree emphasis bringing together a sound knowledge of personal finance with a solid background in counseling, utilizing the expertise of our colleagues in the School of Social Work and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Besides preparing students to work with individuals and families in a wide range of financial service occupations, this emphasis area develops the tools a financial professional needs to help address the human issues often accompanying financial problems.

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Students in any of our degree programs may prepare to sit for the Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) or Certified Retirement Administrator® (CRA®) designation offered through the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE). In addition, students may take the exam that leads to earning the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) designation before they graduate, which is offered through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

Degree requirements (PDF)

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