About the Undergraduate Program
Students majoring in personal financial planning are prepared for careers in financial planning in private practice, financial institutions, and governmental and social agencies. The program features extensive coursework in financial planning in addition to courses in business, accounting, economics, and communications. Students will develop a background for graduate study and for certifications as financial planners and counselors.
Students studying personal financial planning must earn a C or better in all support and major course requirements and maintain a 2.8 or better GPA to enroll in upper-division classes. The program also requires a paid residency in the financial planning/services industry, typically completed the summer prior to the senior year.
Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
Communication literacy in Personal Financial Planning is evidenced by competence in writing, interacting verbally with individuals and groups, and communicating via technology and social media. The faculty endorse a sequenced approach to the Communication Literacy plan. Courses will include PFP 2315 , PFP 3198 , PFP 3330 , and PFP 4370 .