May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling, B.S.


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The Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling program provides students with the knowledge and skills to positively impact economic and financial decision making of individuals and families. The course work in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial counseling provides students with a broad skill-set to assist consumers in making sound financial decisions and ultimately improving overall family economic well-being and financial security.

Students will receive training that will allow for them to pursue careers in in local government agencies such as the housing authority; state agencies such as health and human services; and federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration. For students who choose to pursue the AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) certification option, careers are available as financial counselors in credit counseling agencies and non-profits. Additionally, program graduates will have a clear understanding of consumer issues and personal finance; this educational background will result in individuals capable of making healthy and informed family and personal financial decisions leading to responsible consumerism and financial independence for themselves and their families.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling, the student must have:

  1. a minimum of 120 credit hours that meet the requirements of the UK Core, the College, and the curriculum of the major;
  2. at least a 2.0 grade-point average;
  3. a grade of C or higher in the following Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling courses required to graduate: CEF 350 , CEF 351 , CEF 352 , CEF 402 , and CEF 403 ; and
  4. a minimum of 45 credit hours from upper division courses (300 level and above).

UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities


III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences


IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences


V. Composition and Communication I


VI. Composition and Communication II


VII. Quantitative Foundations


IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


UK Core hours: 30


Graduation Composition and Communication hours (GCCR): 9


Premajor Requirements


Students must have a C or higher in ECO 201  to enroll in the core classes. Students must receive a grade of C or better in the following consumer economics and family financial counseling courses required to graduate: CEF 350 , CEF 351 , CEF 352 , CEF 402 , and CEF 403 .

Premajor Requirement hours: 19


Program Core hours: 36


Electives


In addition to the major requirements, each student will select 35 hours of electives. Electives are chosen in consultation with the academic advisor and should be chosen to support the academic content of the Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling major; while also keeping in mind that electives should be chosen to complete the requirement of a minimum of 45 credit hours from upper division courses (300 level and above).

Elective hours: 35


TOTAL HOURS: 120


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