Join the fast-growing financial planning industry, and help individuals and families achieve their financial goals. You’ll gain a deep understanding of how personal beliefs, values and lifestyle influence how we save, invest and prepare for the future. Graduates will be well-prepared to meet CFP® certification standards and to find work in financial planning and wealth management either as independent professionals or as part of a larger organization.
Lead the Way in a Growing Profession
Balance your interest in financial planning, and comfort with numbers, with your desire to help people navigate through major life decisions such as buying a house, starting a business, saving for college, and retiring with a comfortable income. Make a difference in the lives of others and secure your future with a degree in Personal and Family Financial Planning.
The PFFP major at the University of Arizona prepares you with a broad knowledge of investment planning, saving strategies, estate planning, retirement savings, family income strategies, risk management, income tax planning, and standards for professional conduct. We developed our curriculum in partnership with industry professionals who expect a high demand for the next generation of ethical and knowledgeable financial planners to protect, grow, and manage the financial assets of individuals and families. Our program is approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
In this major, you’ll take part in courses that help you understand your ethical and fiduciary responsibilities, as well as elective classes focused on personal and family dynamics, so you’re able to build strong relationships with your future clients.
We also offer a 2+2 format for a Bachelor of Science in Personal and Family Financial Planning that allows you to complete your first two years of your bachelor's degree in the Maricopa Community College District and then transfer to The University of Arizona at North Valley for the second two years.
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