Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling
The concentration in family financial planning and counseling has been accepted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Students who successfully complete the concentration will be eligible to sit for the CFP® certification examination that leads to the professional certification as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and CFP®. 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.
This 120 semester hour program has a core of 53 hours
of General Education requirements, 6 hours HES requirements, 27 hours of Major
requirements, 25-26 hours of Family Financial Planning and Counseling
requirements, and electives. The program is offered in Tuscaloosa and by distance.
CSM 201 Individual Family Resource Management (3 hours) CSM 204 Introduction to Personal Financial Planning (3 hours) CSM 401 Consumer Protection (3 hours) CSM 403 Consumer Economics (3 hours) CSM 405 Public Policy: Family and Community Resources (3 hours) CSM 459 - Counseling Skills (3 hours) CSM 381 Consumer Marketing Management (3 hours) ST 260 or BER 345 Statistics (3 hours) COM 123, HD 262, or TH 114 (3 hours)
Family Financial Planning and Counseling Courses:
CSM 300 Time Value of Money (1 hour) CSM 400 Personal Insurance Planning and Management (3 hours) CSM 404 Personal Investment Planning and Management (3 hours) CSM 410 Personal Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3 hours) CSM 420 Personal Estate Planning (3 hours) CSM 454 Personal Income Tax Management and Planning (3 hours) CSM 460 Financial Planning Case Study Capstone (3 hours) CSM 458 Using Spreadsheets for Financial Decisions (3 hours) Accounting (3-4 hours)