Dec 16, 2018  
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) 
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Finance - BS

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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Department of Economics and Finance

University Studies Requirements for Finance Major

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   will fulfill the Social Sciences requirement for students in the Huntsman School of Business
  •   will fulfill the American Institutions requirement
  • Courses taken for their major will meet the Exploration requirement for students in the Huntsman School of Business

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • For most students, courses taken for their major will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) and Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirements for students in the Huntsman School of Business
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)


Huntsman School of Business Acumen (39-40 credits)

Finance majors in the Department of Economics and Finance must complete the following business acumen in addition to the specific courses listed for the major. A grade of at least C is required in ECN 1500  and STAT 2300 . (Students should  check with their undergraduate advisor concerning the need for students in the economics major to complete the business acumen.)


All 3000-, 4000-, and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School of Business are restricted to students admitted to the Huntsman School or another USU major with an overall GPA of at least 2.67 and completion of at least 40 credits.

Finance Major

Finance is concerned with how individuals and firms allocate resources over time. Solutions to allocation problems rely upon the existence of capital markets that allow the exchange of resources over time, and firms that allow individuals to transform current resources into resources available in the future. In particular, finance deals with the financial management of firms, investment management, and the management of financial institutions. Before continuing with the following courses, students must receive a grade of B- or better in FIN 3400  and at least a grade of C in ENGL 2010 .

Finance Major Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)

Students should consult with their advisor to develop a plan of study tailored to their individual needs and interests.

Freshman Year (31 credits)

Sophomore Year (30 credits)

Junior Year (30 credits)

First Semester (15 credits)

Senior Year (28-30 credits)

BUS 4250  is recommended during the Senior Year

First Semester (14-15 credits)

Second Semester (14-15 credits)

  • FIN Elective courses 6
  • Elective courses 8-9

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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