The Academic Catalog provides the official requirements for all majors and minors.

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Department of Finance

Finance Course Planning Form (Fall 2020)

Minimum requirements in the major for the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance are:

For Student Admitted Fall 2016 and later:

Hours Required Courses
3 FIN 300 - Financial Markets (Prerequisite: FIN 221)
3 FIN 321 – Advanced Corporate Finance (Prerequisite: FIN 300 Financial Markets)
3 FIN 411 – Investment & Portfolio Mngt (Prerequisite: FIN 300 Financial Markets)
12 Four additional full-semester, 3 hours 400 level-Finance courses except FIN 494 or 495 (Senior Research) and FIN 490 (Special Topics).
3 One additional full-semester, 3-hour Finance course at the 200 level or above.
24 TOTAL

Advising Notes for all Finance students

  • Finance courses may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis. **Exception for COVID CR/NC exemptions**
  • It is recommended that Finance majors take additional Accounting courses. ACCY 201 and 202 are required in the Business Core. Many employers look favorably upon additional Accounting courses.
  • Finance GPA is calculated based on all attempts. For example, if a student receives an 'F' in a course and retakes the course, both grades will factor into the Finance GPA.