Financial Counseling and Planning

College of Health and Human Sciences

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. This program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board.


Financial Counseling and Planning Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: One semester of personal finance (CSR 34200 equivalent preferred), one semester of statistics (STAT 11300 or 30100 equivalent preferred), all with grades of C or higher.


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8533


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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