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Personal & Family Financial Planning

Bachelor of Science

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Through meaningful curriculum, educational enrichment, structured internships and hands-on professional development, the UA’s Personal and Family Financial Planning program will ensure that our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce empowered and in demand. Companies will actively recruit our well-prepared graduates into positions such as Financial Advisor, Wealth Manager and Financial Planner. We embrace this highly focused and flexible industry and look forward to creating the kind of professional connections that last a lifetime.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
Math 112 College Algebra 3
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
ABE 120 Microcomputing Applications 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second language 4
2nd Semester
MATH 116 Calculus Concepts for Business 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
RCSC 216A MS Excel and Retail Business Analysis 3
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
FCSC 201 Introduction to Statistics 3
Tier I General Education 1
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
FCSC 202 Introduction to Research Methods 3
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
FCSC 301 Applying Critical Thinking to Discourse in Family & Consumer Sciences Organizations 3
PFFP 310 Fundamentals of Personal and Family Financial Planning 3
PFFP 315 Applied Personal and Family Income Tax Planning 3
RCSC 346 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
ACCT 210 Managerial Accounting 3
6th Semester
PFFP 311 Applied Family Investment Planning and Savings Strategies 3
PFFP 314 Personal and Family Risk Management 3
FCSC 370 Retail Ethics in the Marketplaces 3
Supporting Elective (300-400 level course from AREC, FCSC, FSHD or RCSC) 3
General Elective (minor course, gened, etc) 3
7th Semester
PFFP 402 Personal and Family Estate Planning: Concepts and Applications 3
PFFP 403: Retirement Savings and Family Income Strategies 3
PFFP 406: Professional Conduct and Fiduciary Responsibility Seminar 3
PFFP 495A: PFFP Program Internship Orientation 1
RCSC 476: Retail Financial Services 3
Supporting Elective (300-400 level course from AREC, FCSC, FSHD or RCSC) 3
8th Semester
PFFP 498: Capstone: Family and Personal Financial Plan Development 3
PFFP 493: PFFP Program Internship 6
Supporting Elective (300-400 level course from AREC, FCSC, FSHD or RCSC) 3
Supporting Elective (300-400 level course from AREC, FCSC, FSHD or RCSC) 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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