Overview - BS in Human Environmental Sciences, Consumer Sciences (Concentration in Family Financial Planning & Counseling)

Financial Planner and Counselor

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - 120

Tuition per Hour - $355

Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round

Fees - $10 undergraduate HES fee (per hour)

Accreditation - Board of Standards for Certified Financial Planners

Ranking - Listed #1 in the South by the independent financial advisor's industry magazine, "Financial Planning"

Other Program Specifics - Students who successfully complete the concentration may sit for the CFP Certification Examination that leads to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification

The degree fulfills the educational requirement to sit for the Accredited Financial Counselor® exam, which is offered through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

Do you desire to help families reach their financial goals? Do you want to guide people as they plan for a home purchase, a new car or a comfortable retirement? If so, earning your degree with a concentration in Family Financial Planning & Counseling from The University of Alabama can help you reach your goals.

An online Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Family Financial Planning & Counseling can prepare you to reach your goals of becoming a financial counselor or advisor. By studying Consumer Sciences, you will develop a more holistic approach to financial planning that focuses on improving individual and family quality of life through the effective use of resources and informed consumer behavior.

By studying online through UA, you will become part of the Crimson Tide family as you learn from the same experienced professionals who teach on campus. Many of the professors studied financial planning, but they have also worked in a financial role for major corporations. You will be able to learn from and network with some of the best minds in the industry.

Those who earn a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Family Financial Planning & Counseling:

  • Develop a broad theoretical background in the social sciences, and learn to apply that knowledge to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being.
  • Learn how to guide and educate individuals in creating the best financial plan for them or their families.
  • Work in a variety of financial planning areas including insurance companies, family service agencies and financial planning firms.
  • Qualify to sit for the CFP® certification after graduation.

CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. The University of Alabama does not certify individuals to use the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by the CFP Board to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.

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