Texas Tech University

Personal Finance

Set yourself up for success by including a Personal Finance minor in your degree program so you can realize your own financial goals and avoid unnecessary risk and debt.

Program Overview

What if you could launch your career with the skills to make great decisions about your personal income, and use the same skills to enhance your employability? Choose a Personal Finance minor and you will have the opportunity to learn the skills you need to successfully manage your personal finances, help others, and enhance your career opportunities (this minor provides education requirement for the AFC ® (Accredited Financial Counselor) designation.)

image of Hannah Walker"Taking Texas Tech's Personal Finance courses is the best decision I have made. The courses teach real-life topics that will be beneficial no matter what career I choose. From investing, debt management, and insurance to purchasing a home - ANYONE can benefit from these classes. Good financial health starts with wise decisions early in life. Thank you, Texas Tech!"

-Hannah Walker

Application Process

To pursue a Personal Finance minor, you should first contact your academic advisor. Both your academic advisor and Academic Advising in the College of Human Sciences will work with you to complete the process necessary to declare your minor. Academic Advising in Human Sciences can be reached at 806.742.1180.

Program Requirements

  • 18 credit hours
  • All courses are offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
  • All prerequisites must be met prior to taking each course.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
Course Prerequisites
PFI 3301 Introduction to Personal Finance none
PFI 3321 Financial Counseling & Consumer Credit PFI/PFP 3301
PFI 3341 Personal Finance: Goal Planning PFI/PFP 3301
PFI 3361 Personal Finance: Managing Risk PFI/PFP 3301
PFI 3381 Personal Finance: Investing PFI/PFP 3301
PFI 4361 Personal Finance: Advanced Topics & Case Studies PFI/PFP 3301, PFI/PFP 3321, PFI 3341, PFI 3361, PFI 3381
Co-requisites: PFI 3361 OR PFI 3381

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