2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024

Finance, B.S.

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Departmental Requirements

Finance majors must complete 120 hours of course work, of which 41 hours are general education courses, 6 credits are supporting liberal arts, and 73 credits are foundation knowledge and major subject requirements. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 109 , and all foundation knowledge and major requirement courses.


The objectives of the Finance Program are to:

  1. Provide students with an understanding of the concepts that underlie the raising and spending of capital.
  2. Provide students with an understanding of the process of cash flows within an organization.
  3. Provide students with an understanding of the concepts of forecasting and discounting to determine appropriate investments.
  4. Provide students with an understanding of the nature of financial markets and institutions in the current global context.
  5. Provide students with an understanding of finance as it relates to them.
  6. Provide students with the skills to enter graduate school and conduct research.

Career Opportunities

A degree in Finance will allow students to pursue career opportunities in banking, business advising, budgeting, financial analysis, brokerage, and other finance related areas. The program also prepares students to be admitted into advanced degree programs. 

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Select two courses from any of the courses within Disciplines A - D, and ENGL 203 from Discipline E:

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Select two courses from any of the courses within Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Curriculum Area IV – Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7

Additional Courses: Credits 6

In addition, students must take 6 credits from foreign language or approved international liberal arts courses: Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, American Sign Language, Russian International Liberal Arts:

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .

2Honors students should take honors courses.

Supporting Liberal Arts Requirements: Credits 6

Students must complete with an average GPA of 2.0.

Major Electives: Credits 12

Four courses in Finance electives.

Curriculum Guide for Finance


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