Oct 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 06-29-20) 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 06-29-20) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, B.S.

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Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 60+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.


  • The School of Business strongly encourages students to complete the following courses by the end of their sophomore year: ACCT 203 , ACCT 204 ; DSCI 232 ; ECON 200 , ECON 201 ; MATH 104  or MATH 250  and MATH 105  or MATH 120 . These courses are pre-requisites for many upper level junior and senior business and economics courses.
  • The business and accounting programs offered by the School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • MATH 120  and MATH 250  are STRONGLY recommended for students pursuing a major in finance. For students wishing to take upper-level investment courses (i.e. FINC 401  and FINC 402 ), MATH 120  is required.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from any combination of FINC 399 , FINC 420 , FINC 444 , FINC 499A , and FINC 499B  will count toward the major.
  • Finance majors will be limited to no more than two of the following real estate related courses (six credits):  REAL 310 , FINC 403  (formerly REAL 410), REAL 376 , FINC 380  (formerly REAL 380). 
  • Students are not permitted to double major in Finance and Business Administration.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

The following courses are excluded: MATH 104 , MATH 105 , MATH 120 , MATH 250 

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