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Family Financial Studies Minor

Family Social Science
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 12
This minor will focus on preparing students to work with families around financial issues, as a financial coach, counselor, or other delivery methods.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Family Financial Studies Minor Coursework
FSOS 2108 - Preparation for Family Financial Studies: Money Matters in Families (3.0 cr)
FSOS 2106 - Family Resource Management (3.0 cr)
FSOS 3101 - Personal and Family Finances (3.0 cr)
FSOS 4153 - Family Financial Counseling (3.0 cr)
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FSOS 2108 - Preparation for Family Financial Studies: Money Matters in Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
The goal of this course is to help students understand the role that money plays in the health and well-being of individuals, couples and families across differing social contexts over the life course. The course will teach student how values about money develop within families and society; how these values influence the choices made by families; and the impact of these choices on the quality of couple and family relationships. The course will introduce students to a variety of career paths related to families and money including financial coach, counselor and educator.
FSOS 2106 - Family Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of how individuals/families use interpersonal, economic, natural, and community resources to make decisions, solve problems, and achieve central life purposes.
FSOS 3101 - Personal and Family Finances
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of personal/family financial management principles. Financial planning of savings, investments, credit, mortgages, and taxation. Life, disability, health, and property insurance. Public/private pensions. Estate planning. prereq: FSOS 4106 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.
FSOS 4153 - Family Financial Counseling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Family financial issues are studied with an emphasis on the role of the financial counselor. This course emphasizes the development of professional skills for assisting individuals and families to cope with financial concerns in their day-to-day lives. This course includes a required service-learning component where students will work throughout the semester with local non-profit organizations focused on financial literacy, financial counseling, financial curriculum development, and/or researching financial resources. This course will require students to produce video recordings. At minimum students will need recording equipment that captures both video and audio. The resulting file will need to be uploaded to the internet. Laptops with webcams and smart phones with video capabilities should be sufficient for this purpose. Equipment and training are available from the Library's SMART Learning Commons. prereq: [3101, 3102, 3429] or instr consent