Majors & Degrees
You’ll develop a deep understanding that goes beyond dollars and cents when you pursue a degree in personal and family financial planning from the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona. As part of our CFP® Board approved program, you’ll take part in courses that help you understand your ethical and fiduciary responsibilities, as well as classes focused on personal and family dynamics.
Personal & Family Financial Planning Class Sampler
You’ll complete general education requirements, core financial planning classes, and a selection of electives designed to increase your understanding of the various issues individuals and families face when making financial decisions. In addition, you’ll engage in a required internship that will demonstrate your on-the-job ability to future clients and employers.
Fundamentals of Personal and Family Financial Planning
A broad overview of personal and family financial planning emphasizing the financial planning process and financial strategies for individuals and families, savings and cash flow management, insurance, investments, taxes, use of credit and time value of money.
Applied Family Investment Planning and Savings Strategies
Evaluate personal and family investment options, including the risks and rate of return for each type of investment.
Personal and Family Risk Management
An introduction to the techniques and issues of risk management and insurance with an emphasis on individual and family needs.
Applied Personal and Family Income Tax Planning
An introduction to federal income taxation and the role of the tax code in financial planning for individuals, families, businesses and business owners.
Personal and Family Estate Planning: Concepts and Applications
Learn the principles and fundamentals of the estate planning process, as well as the various strategies and techniques available for generating a constructive estate plan.
Retirement Savings and Family Income Strategies
A look at public and private retirement plans, as well as the role employee benefits play when counseling others on retirement and employee benefit decisions.
Professional Conduct and Fiduciary Responsibility Seminar
An overview of professional conduct standards within the financial planning industry, including ethical behavior, fiduciary responsibility, and disciplinary rules and regulations.
Capstone: Family and Personal Financial Plan Development
Develop and present a comprehensive financial plan centered on financial data provided during the course.
Get Your Degree at The University of Arizona at North Valley
The North Valley center offers undergraduate transfer degree pathways in a 2+2 format for a Bachelor of Science in personal and family financial planning, allowing you to complete your first two years of your bachelor's degree in the Maricopa Community College District, then transfer to the North Valley center for the second two years, completing an associate degree along the way. Innovative teaching technologies allow you to earn a high quality, respected Arizona degree without having to travel to Tucson.