Financial Counseling and Planning

College of Health and Human Sciences

Do you enjoy math but want to do more than crunch numbers for a career? Take business to the next level by combining your financial aptitude with communication skills to help others achieve financial security. The program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board, and successful completion of the program satisfies the education component of the CFP certification process.

Within financial counseling and planning, students have the opportunity to complete many hands-on opportunities that prepare graduates to succeed in the workforce. Students use the latest industry software and technology, complete an internship, and compete in the American Express Financial Planning Invitational; many students also join the Purdue Collegiate Financial Planning Club.

The coursework for the financial counseling and planning major includes accounting, communication, consumer behavior, economics, employee benefits, estate planning, investments, leadership, marketing, mathematics, personal finance, retirement planning, statistics, and tax law.

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Careers in Financial Counseling and Planning

There are numerous career opportunities in financial planning firms; family financial clinics; investment services; and financial institutions such as credit unions, banks, loan companies, credit counseling services, insurance agencies, college financial aid offices, Social Security, the Cooperative Extension Service, and social welfare agencies.

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