Sep 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Personal Financial Planning


Vickie Hampton, Ph.D., Chairperson

Professors: Durband, Hampton, Huston, James, Kalenkoski
Associate Professors: Browning, Gilliam, Lacombe, Lauderdale, Salter
Assistant Professors: Asebedo, Guillemette
Instructors: Wilson

CONTACT INFORMATION: 260 Human Sciences Bldg. | 1301 Akron Ave. | Box 41210 | Lubbock, TX 79409-1210 | T 806.742.5050 | F 806.742.5033 |

About the Department

The Department of Personal Financial Planning offers classes leading to the following degrees:

Dual Degree Program

Mission and Vision. The mission of the Department of Personal Financial Planning is to educate students to the highest standards of excellence; foster intellectual, ethical, and personal development; and generate the highest quality of meaningful research.

The department will excel as the national leader in higher education in personal financial planning, manifesting excellence, inspiring confidence, and engaging the financial planning profession and society at large.

The Department of Personal Financial Planning will do the following:

  • Achieve and maintain national recognition as the premier financial planning program, attracting the highest quality students and faculty.
  • Prepare students to be leaders, decision-makers, and scholars who are highly competent, articulate, ethical, principled, innovative, and confident in financial planning.
  • Generate quality research thus expanding the boundaries of knowledge in financial planning.
  • Promote excellence in scholarly and professional organizations through faculty service in leadership roles.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in personal financial planning are registered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). The term CFP® identifies a financial planning professional who has met educational standards, passed the CFP® Certification Examination, satisfied a work experience requirement, and agreed to the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. The terms CFP® and Certified Financial Planner™ represent the most respected professional certification in the financial planning profession.

Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Degree Program. The accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree program allows academically capable students to accelerate their undergraduate degree programs, begin graduate work in their fourth year, and finish both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a total of approximately five-and-a-half years. This is accomplished by allowing 6 hours of graduate coursework in personal financial planning to count toward both the undergraduate degree and the master’s degree.

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Personal Financial Planning, visit the Graduate Programs  section of the catalog.

Undergraduate Program Offerings, Course Descriptions & Curricular Tables

(Click on program for curricular table.)


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      PFI - Personal Finance (Undergraduate Courses)PFP - Personal Financial Planning (Undergraduate Courses)